Glee 'Has Changed Our Lives'
The cast of the hit series tell chat-show Queen Oprah about being Gleeks...
GleeksQueen hit Somebody To Love and told Winfrey about their lives post-Glee.
Michele, who plays Rachel in the show said: "I was known as the musical-theatre girl and nobody looked at that as being cool."
She added: "I've been performing on Broadway since I was 8 and I was very much like Rachel when I was younger. I think she's amazing. She knows who she is and she's proud of that. I'm so honoured to play a character like her... I love that our show shows we can be cool too."
40 Year Old Virgin star Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the hit Fox series, added: "My demo is 16-year-old boys," she laughed. "They never noticed me when I was 16, you know? I wasn't in the hip crowd. But now all of a sudden there's these cool people in coffee shops going, 'Hey!' I go back to my 14-year-old self."
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy explained on the chat-show the main message that the high school series is trying to get across to its viewers.
He said: "To me, the show is about celebrating the difference in you. I think when you're that age, you think the difference in you is the worst thing, and I think the older you get, you find out that it's the best thing. So that's what the show is about."
Chris Colfer who plays camp Kurt, supported Murphy's claims stating: "When I was in high school, I was kind of daily reminded of my imperfections by other students and sometimes the teachers,"
He added: "To be a part of a project that kind of celebrates your differences and makes your disadvantages your advantages has been very therapeutic."