EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Teases Her 'Scream Queens' Role: 'You Won't See Rachel Berry!'
By Leanne Aguilera
From solo seeker to sorority sister -- Lea Michele is gearing up for the next chapter in her career.
For the past six years, Michele has played Glee's Rachel Berry, the star of the WMHS glee club who transformed from an overly eager dreamer into a confident and successful star. And while Ms. Berry will always have a special place in the actress' heart, Michele dished that she's ready to take on an entirely different role in the upcoming horror comedy, Scream Queens.
"My character is very different than anything you've ever seen me do before," Michele spilled to ET at the Glee farewell panel at PaleyFest. "So you won't see me or Rachel Berry anywhere in there I can assure you of that."
Scream Queens, which is already in production in New Orleans, boasts a star-studded cast including Emma Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Ariana Grande and many more fan favorites. According to creator Ryan Murphy, the series will center on the "world's meanest sorority" when a "series of bad things" begin to happen.
"Every week, It's really like a murder mystery. Who's going to get knocked off? And who's the killer? And not until the last episode do you find out who it is," Murphy recently teased to ET. "And everybody has the motivation to be that killer."
Although Scream Queens will have plenty of terrifying moments, Michele assured us that the series will definitely fall into the comedy category.
"The first two scripts are so hilarious; those are the only ones that we've gotten so far," the 28-year-old actress dished. "They're so funny and also really scary, so me and some of the girls Abigail and Emma, we've been texting each other and we're all so excited -- it's going to be hilarious!"
Take a look at our exclusive interview with Michele in the video above for even more Scream Queens details. Plus, find out what Michele considers the "greatest thing" about Glee!
Glee's two-hour series finale airs Friday at 8 p.m. on Fox.
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