But before that time, she was told on countless times that she was ”too ethnic” and ”not pretty enough” to work in television. How is that possible? Look at the photos of her on the set – who wouldn’t fall in love with that smile?
“I came out to Los Angeles with the hopes of taking a break from New York and the stage and maybe getting a little guest spot,” she said, adding, “I was always told that I was too ethnic, or not pretty enough, or too much this or not enough of that.”
Michele briefly met Murphy in 2007 and spend the evening talking about Barbra Streisand and a mutual love for musical theatre and then lo-and-behold, she met him again in the audition for Glee.
“Ryan was there, and I went, ‘Do you remember me?’ and he was like, ‘Of course I remember you.’ After going through the studio and the network, he then told me that he had written it with me in mind.”
Perfection. She’s such a cute girl!