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First Look: Lea Michele gets dramatic transformation for Scream Queens

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Well this is certainly a change from Glee. Star Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry on the Fox hit for six seasons, will reunite with her Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan for this fall’s horror comedy Scream Queens. The show follows a sorority, which includes Michele’s character, being stalked by a vicious killer. And, based on this exclusive first look at her character, Michele’s role is very different than the New Directions lead singer.

“Her name is Hester,” reveals Murphy. “She plays a girl with scoliosis and a neckbrace, whose nickname is Neckbrace—Emma’s character just calls her “Neckbrace.” It’s a real Eve Harrington part for Lea. This girl wants everything Chanel (Emma Roberts) has and will do anything to get it. Lea calls it her Charlize Theron Monster moment. We won’t let her put on any make up and she wears these horrible 1995 tracksuits. But there’s a great turn that happens half-way through the season with that character.” 

Roberts says Michele is nailing the new role. “I can’t look at Lea in a scene because she makes me laugh,” admits Roberts. “She’s so funny. We’ll be doing a scene where I’ll be giving everyone my death glare and I’ll have to skip Lea because I’ll start cracking up. It’s been really fun to work with her because I was such a fan of Glee. Her and I have really hit it off.”

Scream Queens premieres this fall on Fox.