Lea Michele Has Bigger Plans Than 'Glee'

lea michele bazaarLea MicheleIt seems like just yesterday that we were introduced to the fresh face of Lea Michele on Glee. Since then, I feel as though she and I, we've really bonded. I watched her grow as an actress, deal with a broken heart, and I even got to hang out with her at Tiffany's. But now, it seems like she's planning to move on to bigger and better things.

The 24-year-old talked about her big career plans in the September issue of Harper's Bazaar. As much as I don't want to admit I'm bummed my favorite Gleek is graduating and may have a lesser role on the show next season, it really seems like Michele has it all figured out:

"I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do Evita. I want to do Sweeney Todd with Chris Colfer. We want to do Wicked. I'll be Elphaba and he wants to play 'Guylinda.' I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning."

She's right. It is just the beginning. And if you're a true fan, like me, you won't hate on Lea for making plans beyond Glee.


Glee has provided Lea, and the rest of her young costars, with an excellent foundation. Now everyone knows her name, and if you ask me, she's one of the biggest stars there is on TV. With a launching pad like that, who wouldn't want to see what else the world has to offer?

Broadway is where Lea got her start. With a voice like that, I honestly can't imagine her heading anywhere else. There are just so many roles I'd love to see her in! But gee, she has some solid roles picked out already, eh? I mean, did you hear her and Chris sing "For Good" last season? I have chills just thinking about it, especially with the possibility of seeing it live!

If you're still hesitant about letting Lea go at some point, think of it this way: At 24, she's really young. She has her whole life ahead of her. As thankful as we all know she is for the Glee experience, it makes perfect sense that Michele wants to work on making a name for herself, instead of being known as Rachel Berry forever. Do I think it's going to be hard for her to break that stereotype? Of course. It's like Jennifer Aniston as Rachel or Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater. Over time, I began to see them as who they really are, and I'm sure the same will happen for Lea. She's just that good.

Most importantly, if Lea is happy making bigger plans for her future, then that is what should really matter. All we can do now is look forward to what's next.

What do you think of Lea's career aspirations?

Image via Harper's Bazaar

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