Keke Palmer Talks Zayday’s ‘Scream Queens’ Future and Reveals Her Unexpected Dream Live Musical Role

by Brice Sander 10:38 AM PST, February 12, 2016
Playing Keke Palmer Talks Zayday’s ‘Scream Queens’ Future and Reveals Her Unexpected Dream Live Musical Role

Keke Palmer is ready to scream again.

"Zayday, we need to come back second season!" Palmer gushed to ET. "I haven't gotten any word yet, but hopefully Zayday is coming back, 'cause come on! Scream Queens gotta have Zayday Williams."

The 22-year-old star caught up with ET at the premiere of A Trip to Unicorn Island, and predicted her Scream Queens character's future.

In January, FOX announced that the horror comedy series had been renewed for a second season, and the network head, Dana Walden, said some characters may continue from season one. FYI, the show's setting is moving from a college campus to a hospital.

"Zayday will probably be running it," Palmer guessed. "You know what I mean? 'Cause she always gets everything on point. She got the whole Kappa Kappa Tau organized. She saved most of the girls from getting chopped off. So, she'll probably be running the whole hospital."

Along with returning to the world of Scream Queens, Palmer says she's also eager to do another live TV musical following the success of Grease: Live!

"I had the time of my life," Palmer gushed. "It's everything I love to do -- singing and dancing, and my director, Tommy Kail, he always calls me 'Hashtag Primetime Player,' because the live thing really gets me in it."

Palmer's dream musical role is a bit unexpected, because it doesn't really exist yet. Palmer said she wants to see What's Love Got to Do With It, the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, hit the small screen -- with her as Turner, of course.

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"That's never been on Broadway, never been transformed onto stage, so it would be really cool to do that," Palmer said. "And then live? That'd be awesome."

Check out the video above to see Palmer give ET a little preview of what her performance as Tina Turner would look like.

In the meantime, Palmer says she's still riding high from her time with Grease: Live!

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"We still have our 'Grease Peeps' group chat, so we're still going strong as a family," Palmer revealed. "[We're constantly talking about] how we miss each other, and keeping each other a part of our lives, because for two months straight, that's what it was.

"We would go to work and see each other every day," Palmer continued. "So it's like, I don't get to see you guys every single day, but I still want to talk to you all the time, so it's a really good way to stay up to date."

Palmer dropped by ET the day after Grease: Live! premiered to chat the show's success. Hear what she had to say in the video below.

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