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Katy Perry is urging her fans to launch an online campaign to land her a role in “Glee” because she’s desperate to star in the musical TV show. The all-singing-all-dancing series is becoming well-known for its celebrity guests, which have included Neil Patrick Harris, Eve, and Josh Groban, while stars including Susan Boyle and Justin Timberlake are rumored to be in talks to appear in the upcoming second season.
Perry is adamant she wants to be included and has appealed to her fans to take to the internet to persuade show bosses to hire her. She says, “Please! I would love somebody to start that Facebook group and persuade them. I would absolutely love that.”
“Glee” is in transition to its second season. The only confirmed guests in the new season are so far John Stamos and Charice.
Get ready for a shot of Vocal Adrenaline, ‘Glee’ fans. Starting Tuesday, May 18 at 9PM ET on FOX, stage and screen star Idina Menzel is reprising her role as Shelby Corcoran, the no-holds barred coach of New Directions’ toughest competitor, on Fox’s hit series. We caught up with the Tony award-winning actress and new mom in between performances of her nationwide concert tour. Here’s what she had to say about her ‘Glee’ experience, a ‘Wicked’ feature film, and who’d she like to work with next.
Your character Shelby is really driven and ambitious. Are you like her at all?
I’m definitely hard-working and driven, for the most part. I wouldn’t say ambitious — I tend to get intimidated in situations, and I’m much more comfortable with someone finding me as opposed to me knocking someone over the head with myself. So I’m a little bit more self-deprecating. I mean, I’m tough — I can be a tough girl and have a lot of strength, but I can also be pretty hard on myself.
So is it fun to play someone who is more brazen and confident?
Yeah. [‘Glee’ creator] Ryan [Murphy] wanted Faye Dunaway from ‘Network,’ so it’s definitely fun to step into someone else’s shoes and give her a different rhythm to the speech … Also, the way he writes my particular character is so sing-songy. There’s a kind of rhythm to the whole show, so I’ve just been having a really good time with that.