There was little trace of Rachel Berry when Lea Michele graced the Sons of Anarchy set last month to shoot a Season 7 guest appearance, and that was the whole point.
SOA creator Kurt Sutter tells TVLine that the Glee actress went au natural for her role as a “simple truck-stop waitress” who has a run-in with Katey Sagal’s Gemma.
“I’m just now doing post-[production] on that episode, and she’s great,” raves Sutter. “She completely went there. Not a stitch of makeup. She’s just a frumpy waitress. She really got it and embraced what the show was. I’m thrilled.”
SOA exec producer/director Paris Barclay — who has helmed some of Glee‘s biggest episodes — was instrumental in bringing Michele on board. “He’s really close to all those actors, and really helped them through their time of need,” explains Sutter. “And I knew she was a big fan of the show, and we had this role that opened up. It was sort of a one-off and I knew we’d be able to get her in and out in a day. And the timing worked for her. She was thrilled.”
Sons of Anarchy returns to FX on Sept. 9 at 10/9c with a super-sized hour-and-45-minute premiere. Michele’s episode is slated to air in October.
We’d like to wish a very happy birthday to the beautiful, talented, inspiring, wonderful, strong, funny, smart, incredible Lea Michele! Yes, there isn’t words enough to describe how much we love Lea, and how much we’re proud of her!
Here’s the page we’ve created for all Lea fans from all over the world to write birthday messages to her! Join the fun and go write your own birthday message to Lea! Please share the link on on twitter, facebook or other sites using the share buttons on the page.
And go celebrate Lea’s birthday on twitter by sending your birthday wishes and tagging it with #HappyBirthdayLeaMichele!
We’re also trending ‘Our Sunshine Lea Is 28′ today. Check the time we’re doing it here.
This post contains spoilers of the new season of Glee, if you don’t want to know about it skip this.
Before it ends, Glee is going back to where it all began.
The Fox drama is set to wrap up its six-year run with a 13-episode final season, which will kick off at midseason, and will once again find Rachel (Lea Michele) as an underdog after failing to make it as an actress in New York. So long, Big Apple; hello, Lima!
Fox has just revealed some pretty major details about Glee’s swan song, including why Rachel is back in Ohio, who’s a series regular (and who’s not!) and who we might see return for one final goodbye.
Here’s everything you need to know about the final seasn of Glee:
Lea Michele’s one-time guest gig on the final season of Sons of Anarchy went so well, she may be back for more.
“We love her,” show director Paris Barclay told me exclusively this weekend at BAFTA’s annual pre-Emmys tea party at the SLS Hotel. “We’re trying to find a way to bring her back.”
Michele will be playing Gertie, a truck stop waitress and single mother who bonds with Gemma (Katey Segal).
Photos from the set showed Michele went through quite a make-under for the role.
“It was tough,” said Barclay, also a director on Glee. “It had to do with makeup and wardrobe. She looks a little bigger. We didn’t pad her up but she looks a little bigger than she normally does. Lighting has to do with it, too.”
And just as important, Barclay gushed, “Her acting was completely naturalistic.” E!Online
In a recent interview, SOA’s creator Kurt Sutter talked about Lea’s guest appearance on the show:
And then with Lea Michele, we heard she was interested from our executive producer and director Paris Barclay, who knew her from Glee and working together with Ryan Murphy [creator of Glee and FX’s American Horror Story]. And so it all sort of worked out. We cast her outside the box. She plays a truck stop waitress. You know, tough, tank top, not a smidge of makeup on her. She completely embraced what the show was all about. It’s a show that people want to play different parts on.
As you guys know, Lea’s birthday is on 29th August and we created a page for her fans to write messages wishing Lea happy birthday. Many fans have already participated writing messages here.
Spread the word and share the link and let Lea know how much us fans love her!
Lea’s photo is at 2:06. She looks gorgeous!
Lea Michele is best known for her work on the television show Glee. But the 27-year-old star is also a New York Times bestselling author as well. And just this past weekend she happily took to Twitter to announce that she’s started writing book number two:
Working on book number two today! Had so much fun writing #BrunetteAmbition, I'm so excited for you guys to read this next one! ????
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 15, 2014
Brunette Ambition, released in May, quickly became a New York Times best seller. The actress announced a follow-up soon after. Amazon describes Michele’s Brunette Ambition with the following write-up:
“The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.”
The book also details the many facets of Lea Michele’s career that include more than just starring as Rachel Berry on Glee. It also discusses her fashion sense, her spokeswoman role for L’Oreal and even delves into her music career.
“In Brunette Ambition,” the write-up continues, “[Lea] reveals the lessons and advice that have worked for her–from beauty and fashion secrets to fitness tips, and career insights. Supplemented with never-before-seen photos and revealing anecdotes, it’s the book Lea wishes she’d had in her teens and early twenties: A practical and inspirational guide to harnessing tenacity and passion and living the fullest life, no matter what obstacles life puts in your way.”
Young Hollywood is a splendid new body of work by portrait photographer and stylist Claiborne Swanson Frank and comes on the heels of her first Assouline book, American Beauty. Swanson Frank photographed sixty of the hottest up-and-coming women in the entertainment industry today—actresses, directors, stylists, and more, from Isabel Lucas and Elisabeth Moss to Mickey Sumner and Amber Heard—drawing inspiration from old Hollywood. Brimming with gorgeous portraits, alongside short texts in the women’s voices, and a foreword by Michael Kors, this beautiful volume captures the essence of what it means to be a starlet in modern-day Hollywood. Available starting September 1st 2014 Source
In a recent interview for Vogue, Michael Kors talked about the book:
Who do you consider to be today’s “young Hollywood” and what does that idea mean to you?
It’s the women making their own paths in the industry—these women might be young in years but they’re super sophisticated in their talents. From Lea Michele to Elisabeth Moss to Kate Young, it’s women who juggle it all seamlessly. Whether acting, styling, singing, or directing, they multitask with ease.
Lea attended the Teen Choice Awards this Sunday and she looked AMAZING! Not only she presenetd an award with Paul Wesley but also won Choice TV Actress Comedy! It’s Lea’s third TCA in a row. YAY! She tweeted thanking the fans for voting for her and we couldn’t be more prouder, she totally deserves it! Congrats Lea!
Here’s a bunch of HQ pics of Lea at the TCA (we’ll be adding more) and videos of her presenting and at the press room taking pics. Click on ‘continue reading’ to watch all the videos. Enjoy!
The gallery has been update with a bunch of new pics, from candids to magazine scans and twitpics. And I’ve update the career page with new awards and nominations, plus new pages for her album Louder and book Brunette Ambition.