Before she became a household name on Fox series “Glee”, Lea Michele was a rising star on the Broadway stage after originating the female lead role of Wendla in hit musical “Spring Awakening.” Well, it should come as no surprise that as director McG gears up to adapt the musical for the big screen, he is keen to get Michele to reprise her role – schedule permitting.
He tells E! Online, “We’re talking to Lea Michele because she made the role of Wendla famous and we’ll see if that pans out and works with the timing of her schedule on [Glee]. I love Lea; we’ve talked about it. When I first got turned onto the show she was in it so it’s her voice that echoes in my heart. I really think she’s wonderful and we’ll see where it takes us.” Of course, now 26, Michele is a bit older than the 14 year old character she played when she was younger, but stranger castings have happened. The musical, based on the controversial 1892 play of the same name by Frank Wedekind, follows teenagers in 19th century Germany as they come of age and discover their sexuality and features music by Duncan Sheik.
Michele recently lost out on the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of musical “Les Miserables” and appeared in Gary Marshall’s ensemble rom-com “New Year’s Eve.” She will next be heard lending her voice to the titular character in animated Wizard of Oz film “Dorothy of Oz.”