ETonline scoured the Internet and collected the top seven questions fans are asking about Ryan Murphy’s newest series, and we’re answering with everything you need to know—without giving too much away. (We want you to be just as surprised and delighted as we were!)
4. Which actor/actress surprised you the most in it?
Hands down, that title belongs to Lea Michele as the neckbrace-bound nerd Hester. Glee’s former queen-bee promised ET back in March that this new role would be nothing like Rachel Berry, and she was most certainly telling the truth. Michele — who barely says more than six words in the entire first hour! — is an undeniable scene stealer as the overly-knowledgeable Kappa pledge who doesn’t let Chanel’s intensity stifle her enthusiasm to support her sisters.
Ryan in a new interview talked about casting Lea Michele on ‘Scream Queens':
I just thought, wouldn’t it be fun to see Lea play something completely non glamorous and weird? And you’ll see in the second episode of all the characters, she’s obsessed with death. She’s the one that wants to go in and touch the dead body. And then she tried to steal Emma’s boyfriend. So I called her up. I’m like, you can’t wear any makeup, and you’re in a neck brace. And you’re in the worst outfits of all time, but you have a great turn. Will you do it? And she said yes, sight unseen. So she took herself out of pilot season contention. She said, ‘Okay, I’ll do it,’ based on trust, I guess.
The pilot of ‘Scream Queens’ has gotten so much positive feedback from critics so far. Here’s what Kristin Dos Santos wrote about Lea’s character:
Lea Michele Is Everything and Nothing.
As Hester, the neck-braced KKT pledge who doesn’t utter a single line really in the pilot, Lea kills it, doing more with a few facial expressions that many actresses do in a few seasons. This is no Rachel Berry. Such a smart post-Glee role.
Scream Queens will premiere on Sept. 22!
In Ryan Murphy’s new FOX show “Scream Queens,” sorority life turns hilariously deadly.
The new anthology series revolves around a college campus, which is rocked by a string of murders, and stars Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, newcomer Billie Lourd, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele.
Murphy, the creatively twisted mind behind “American Horror Story” and “Glee,” brought over Lea Michele to his new horror story, who told “Extra” the creator and producer is a genius. She also gave a shout-out to Emma Roberts, the head sorority mean girl. “She comes to work and kills it… no pun intended,” Michele said.
Pop star Ariana Grande revealed that being a “Scream Queen” has its downside. “Sorry, my voice is gone,” joked Grande. “I’ve been screaming on set all week.”
Don’t miss “Scream Queens,” premiering this fall on FOX.
Our gallery has been updated with new candids, including new pics of Lea back on the set of ‘Scream Queens’ to film the new episodes. Enjoy!
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SATURDAY, July 11
• SCREAM QUEENS (Fox) World premiere screening. 9:15-10:15 p.m., Room 6DE.
SUNDAY, July 12
• AMERICAN HORROR STORY & SCREAM QUEENS (FX/Fox): In a joint panel, the stars of Fox’s upcoming horror comedy anthology Scream Queens — Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer — will join American Horror Story: Freak Show/Hotel’s Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer for a joint Q&A. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Hall H.
Lea’s second book has a new released date and you can read here more info about the book:
Journal Your Way to Your Best Life
Crown Archetype | Sep 22, 2015 | 240 Pages
About You First
‘You first’ is about respecting and understanding what you really want—and then going out to achieve it.
In Brunette Ambition, Lea Michele shared a lot of the secrets and stories behind her success, and how she manages to live a balanced and healthy lifestyle despite her hectic schedule. Now, in her second book, she will teach readers how they, too, can be their best selves. In Lea’s opinion, keeping a journal and asking yourself the hard questions about what you want out of life is the best way to achieve your dreams, so she has outlined a series of exercises, prompts, and lists based on her own personal program. Lea’s guided journal will address all the topics she wrote about in Brunette Ambition, including fitness, diet, work, school, and relationships, but with all-new material to help readers reach their goals. Peppered between the advice and exercises will be fun personal anecdotes from Lea to motivate and inspire readers to put themselves first and live their best life.
The first wave of #TeenChoice nominees is out and Lea Michele was nominated for a Teen Choice Awards!
You did it, teens… Check out the first wave of nominees below and start voting for your favorites Wednesday at 12PM PST! Don’t miss Teen Choice 2015 Sunday, August 16 at 8/7c LIVE on FOX!
Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Dove Cameron – Liv and Maddie
Emily Osment- Young & Hungry
Gina Rodriguez- Jane The Virgin
Kaley Cuoco- The Big Bang Theory
Lea Michele- Glee
Zendaya- KC Undercover
Her Glee co-star Chris Colfer was also nominated for Choice TV Actor! Voting starts tomorrow, get ready to vote for Lea!
Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2015 slate, and it promises to be a fearfest with a joint panel for FX’s American Horror Story and Fox’s upcoming Scream Queens.
American Horror Story and Scream Queens
The cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox comedy Scream Queens (including Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s FX drama American Horror Story: Hotel (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer).
Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening
Be the first in the world to see Fox’s comedy-horror anthology series, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande and revolving around a string of college campus murders.