Fresh off Broadway, Lea Michele shot to superstardom with her first small-screen role as Glee’s Rachel Berry. Although the show will be ending after its sixth season, it’s only the beginning for the singer/actress.
This week marks the official release of her debut album Louder, one that covers all aspects of relationships with a mix of pop anthems and ballads. In her latest interview with Billboard, she opened up about one of those ballads, which is dedicated to her Glee co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith, who passed away last year. The song, “If You Say So,” represents “the most devastating thing that’s ever happened” to her, but has also been therapeutic for her grieving process and search for hope in the future.
One thing she is hopeful for, she says, is getting a role in another Ryan Murphy hit-show: American Horror Story. Although she hasn’t landed anything yet, she tells Billboard:
“I’ve basically talked to him about it every day. If I could get my fans to start working on that for me, that would be great. I’ve been literally begging him. But it would probably have to be for their season five or something like that. I think it would be a great opportunity for people in the acting world to see. I moved to L.A. after working on Broadway and immediately got “Glee.” People were introduced to me as Lea Michele, but really as Rachel Berry. Outside of “Glee” and outside of this record will be continued opportunities for people to see me as an actor and as a singer.”
What about Lea in another role, say, as a rapper? That might be a little far-fetched, but she’s open to it:
“I don’t know . . . coming out of the gate, we were really finding who I am as an artist. Finding what felt right. I think it will be interesting in recording my second album to sorta see what form that album takes. When I look at a song like “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry, where she has Juicy J rap in that – I think that’s such a great song. I could see myself doing something like that. But I don’t know! I don’t think I’m going to be rapping any time soon, but if anyone wants to come and drop a beat, I’m down for that.”
For now, we’ll just have to be satisfied with Lea the singer, but whenever she’s ready to bust a rhyme, we’ll be here to help her come up with a dope rap name.
Head on over to Billboard to read more about her new album.
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