For the June 5 season premiere of the Oxygen reality series, in which aspiring performers vie for a seven-episode arc on Glee, star Lea Michele (right, with Glee and Glee Project casting director Robert Ulrich) shows up to guest-mentor the competitors. Michele, whose character Rachel Berry will graduate from Glee’s McKinley High this month, says the significance of the visit was not lost on her. ”It was such an emotional thing,” she says. ”Everything came full circle in that these kids wanted to be on our show, and they’re so talented, and each had their own stories in the same way we did. It was really inspiring. I had the best time and begged [Glee Project executive producer Ryan Murphy] to go back and do it again.” (For an exclusive video of TGP2’s cast, go to ew.com/gleeprojectvideo.) —Tim Stack
Lea Michele strikes a pose as her signature character Rachel Berry on the set of Glee on Sunday (May 6) in New York City.
The 25-year-old actress shot scenes at locations all over the city throughout the day, including Grand Central Terminal, Madison Square Park, the Theatre District, and the Plaza Hotel.
“It’s a very early morning here in NYC.. Got some exciting stuff to do here today… :)” Lea tweeted. “By far one of the best days ever… 🙂 #ilovenewyork”
JustJared.com caught up with Lea as she shot scenes in the heart of Broadway. She shared that she can’t wait to attend the 2012 MET Ball tonight and hopes to meet Lana Del Rey, one of her favorite artists today.
Make sure to catch Glee‘s prom episode tomorrow night at 8/7c on Fox. There are only four more new episodes this season!
The Glee hiatus keeps rolling on, which means we’re back with another countdown!
This week we’re looking at Rachel and Quinn’s Seven Best More Than Friends Moments. As I’ve said about ten million times now, I’m a big fan of people crafting their own narratives inside of fictional worlds. Every time I write about subtext shipping, though, I get a lot of angry comments about how if we cheer about subtext, TV writers won’t give us main text, and so subtext ruins hard-won visibility. Which I suppose could be a valid argument if Faberry shippers had, in any way, caused Glee‘s writers to stop producing the absolute queerest show on TV. And they haven’t. If anything, Glee is trying to set a new world record for out-gaying itself every week. I know lots of lesbian ladies who get lots of joy from Rachel and Quinn’s relationship. And I think that’s worth celebrating.
So, here you go:
“I Feel Pretty/Unpretty”
Still one of the most listenable songs in the entire Glee song canon, it’s just a bonus that it features Rachel and Quinn singing about their own personal insecurities and the toxicity of the male gaze and how both of them think the other one is so, so gorgeous.
Prom Queen & Queen
If your boyfriend gets kicked out of prom, should you find out what the heck happened to him and make sure he’s OK, or canoodle in the bathroom with the girl who got him kicked out and then return to prom as her date? That second thing if you’re Rachel and Quinn.
The Blossom of Secret Love
Rachel: Girls like Quinn — you don’t want to do anything that’s going to distract from their face, so ask for a gardenia with a light green ribbon wrapped around it to match her eyes.
Come on, that quote doesn’t even need context to prove its point.
Quinn Draws Her Own Faberry Fan Art
Rachel: You don’t think people whisper about me in the lunch rooms or draw pornographic pictures of me on the bathroom walls?
Quinn: That was me, actually.
She probably got the idea from Googling “Faberry.” (If you want an eyeful of cartoon boobs, go ahead and Google “Faberry.”)
Pink Is The New Black
How many New Directions members has Quinn dated? How many New Directions members are her best friends? But when she was on the actual rails, it was Rachel who went calling after her. Well, Santana tried. But in the end, it was Rachel who got through. ‘Cause true love gives you special ears for hearing.
“Kind Of” Friends
After being trapped in the worst storyline in history — which is saying something about a show that spent a full season on a FAKE BABY story — Rachel pulled Quinn free from her kidnapping schemes. They say they’re “kind of” friends when it’s all said and done. By which they mean: “Kind of friends, kind of way more.”
Clearly the victim of a Confundus Charm, Rachel agrees to marry Finn. Only the spilled blood of her Soul’s True Mate can break the evil curse, and so Quinn flings herself into traffic and prays to Sappho that her body will remain unbroken. Nah, I’m making that up. But Rachel would not get married without Quinn by her side. And Quinn never showed up by her side. So: Wedding Off! (Hopefully.)