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Emma Bunton went behind-the-scenes of TV’s most musical show for ‘I Heart Glee’ – see her meeting Melissa Benoist and getting the low-down on being Glee’s new star right here.

March 12, 2013BelleNo Comments

Glee hits its 500th musical performance Thursday (9:30/8:30c on Fox), so in honor of that milestone, we decided to make a big production over New Directions’ new powerhouse Melissa Benoist, 24. If you think her Marley Rose is a sweetheart, that’s nothing compared to the delightful Colorado native who plays her.

1. She’s got chops and charm. Called a “ravishing, golden-throated, raven-haired beauty” by none other than Sue (Jane Lynch), transfer student Marley shares an undeniable likability with Benoist. It’s no wonder the character has Jake (Jacob Artist) and Ryder (Blake Jenner) swooning over her. “I wish it was like that in real life,” Benoist says with a laugh.

2. She’s persistent. Even though she was living in New York at the time, Benoist endured round after round of tryouts in L.A. “After, like, seven auditions, it happened,” she says.

3. She rocks. Ditties by Regina Spektor, Colbie Caillat and Glee alum Idina Menzel were among her audition songs, and Benoist also wanted to do something by the Talking Heads. “But that would have been too weird!”

4. She loves her on-screen mom. “Trish [Rae Stahl] is an amazing person,” she raves of the actress who plays much-mocked lunch lady Millie. “That sweetness you see? That’s real.”

5. She gives her costars props. Benoist praises fellow new cast members Artist and Becca Tobin (who plays Kitty) for helping ease her fears when she joined the show. “It would have been very different had they not been there,” she says. “I’m so grateful.”

March 08, 2013BelleNo Comments

Melissa was featured in the recent issue of TV Guide (February 25 – March 10, 2013) and Kelly was kind enough to donate a scan from the magazine. Take a read of the feature on our gallery.

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February 21, 2013BelleNo Comments

I have added 200 high-res captures of Melissa from her appearance on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (aired February 19). Another entertaining interview and she looks gorgeous as usual.

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February 21, 2013BelleNo Comments

Check out the promo for the upcoming episode of “Glee” titled “Girls (and Boys) on Film” – set to air March 7 at a special time slot of 9.30/8.30c on Fox.

February 15, 2013BelleNo Comments

Melissa will be on CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on February 19th!

February 09, 2013Belle1 Comment

I’ve added over 20 HQ photos of Melissa attending the Elle Women in Television Celebration earlier tonight. She looks absolutely flawless, as usual!

 

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January 25, 2013BelleNo Comments