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Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris and Dianna Agron in the February issue of Elle US.
Q: Hi guys! First question to Darren. How has your life changed since you joined the Glee cast?
DC: Changed is quite an understatement! Anybody who joins one of the biggest media trains in the world is going to have their life altered dramatically. It has been and incredible experience. People often ask me if Glee is the sort of thing I’d always imagined being a part of, but I don’t think my imagination could ever be so daft. I could have never imagined anything like this for anybody, let alone myself. As a musician and a writer, my goals were a lot smaller than this - my idea of success was touring the country in a smelly van!
Q: At what point did you realize how big Glee had become?
LM: I’m not sure there’s been any one specific moment, it’s been a gradual growth. Selling out the O2 in London was one of those moments!
JU: And only about 12 episodes had aired before we won the Golden Globe -that’s crazy. We were in shock that night.
AR: We really didn’t think we’d win that night. We didn’t think we stood a chance.
Q: What’s been your most memorable moment?
DC: Baby it’s Cold Outside turned out so classy and charming, and not how I expected it to be. Overall, it’s been an accumulation of everything really.
AR: My answer will change every time I’m asked because there have been so many, but I love the Single Ladies dance, it was so funny.
JU: Somebody to Love was a big number we all loved doing as well.
HM: There have been so many it’s hard to choose. I loved Santana’s spanish rant in the season two finale. And I loved filming Fondue For Two. In those scenes I’m by myself and get to work closely with the camera operators. I love making films, so it feels like I’m getting to make my own little movies. The Britney routines were great do do but hard - that was a draining episode to film.
Q: Lea, do you think we’ll ever meet Rachel’s gay dads?
LM: I want to meet them so badly! I’ve always said I’m so grateful to be playing a character on a television show that has two gay dads in Ohio, which, I’m sure, was not the easiest thing growing up. I’d really the audience to meet them and it would be a great opportunity for kids who do have gay parents to see how this character deals with it. I think Nathan Lane would be a great casting.
Q: Darren, Blaine was a mentor to Kurt when he moved to Dalton Academy and helped him through his experiences of bullying. Have you heard from fans of the show who that has helped as well?
DC: A lot of people reach out to us and it can be quite moving. It’s incredible to be part of a show where it’s not just a show anymore. Glee is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Regardless of being an actor, everybody, at the end of the day, wants to feel like they have some significance to a greater community. The fact that I have been granted a job that allows that is pretty incredible.
Q: Heather, you’ve been heavily involved in the storylines surrounding Santana’s sexuality. Have you had feedback from fans about that?
HM: I met a girl the other night who told me she’d just come out to her parents because of what she’d seen us do on the show. She was so thankful and confident in herself, and she’d written us a letter. It was the most important thing to her that she was now able to be herself, and wasn’t worried, thinking she’d have to be a boy forever because she didn’t want to upset her family. What she saw on the show gave her the courage to tell her parents and she wanted to thank us for that. Things like that are so important to me.
Q: Amber and Jenna - Ryan has said that there are going to be a big storylines for Mercedes, Tina and Mike in season three. Are you looking forward to whats in store?
JU: I can’t wait. I love working with Harry so I look forward to seeing where that goes. And this one needs a boyfriend…
AR: It would be interesting to see Mercedes with a boyfriend, if that is what’s going to happen.
Q: Jenna, how do you enjoy dressing up in Tina’s goth-inspired outfits?
AR: She used to hate it!
JU: There are a lot of layers and I’m a girl of comfort, so when I was wearing the corsets and the lace and all the accessories, it was a lot. But it helped me get into that character, so there are always pros and cons.
Q: And finally, Amber, are there any big diva numbers left that you’d like to perform?
AR: I think I’m done with those, I want to do some softer songs. I’m a Motown, R’n’B and jazz girl really, but Mercedes would probably want to conquer something that she shouldn’t.
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