The gay man in me is dying: Rachel Berry
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The gay man in me is dying: Rachel Berry

Glee’s Rachel Berry admits she loves the upcoming season’s new Broadway bent, insists rumours of her diva tantrums on set are false.

tv Updated: Nov 20, 2011 15:54 IST
Rochelle Pinto
Rochelle Pinto
Hindustan Times

Despite allegations about her diva behaviour on the show, Glee’s lead singer, Lea Michele, insists they’re all best friends. “If people don’t know by now that the cast is inseparable, then they’ve been living under a rock. You never see me with anybody other than them, I’m obsessed.”

This outburst of emotion seems at odds with tabloid stories of Michele playing a little too close to her character Rachel Berry, refusing to share the limelight with her fellow cast-mates. But the singing sensation reiterates firmly, “I don’t have family in Los Angeles because I live in New York. I came out here all by myself. So they are my family.”

Ask her about rumours that she’s the only star who gets to pick her own songs for the show, something her co-star Mark Salling (Puck) confirms, and you get a firm “no”. “I don’t get to make requests with the writers of the show. But it’s so much better to be surprised,” she says.

But Michele does admit that the upcoming season, where the music on the show, which airs on Star World, takes a turn towards bigger Broadway numbers, makes her keel over with excitement. “The gay man in me is dying,” she exults, adding, “But, you also don’t want to do too much of one thing. Last year, we did a lot of pop. So I do feel that it is just the natural next step and I’m very happy because it’s what I love. My favorite number this year is when we (Michele and Chris Colfer) did “Ding Dong the witch is dead” with the brooms. That was hilarious.”

As for the show’s loop-the-loop romantic angles, Michele admits that this year, her on-screen relationship with Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) is taken to the next level. “Since Rachel and Finn are not breaking up anymore, they’ve got some interesting things coming up. There’s an episode which shows Rachel’s first time (losing her virginity), and I told Cory, ‘We really need to make it hot.’”

First Published: Nov 20, 2011 14:28 IST