Glee time for Hathaway

ANNE HATHAWAY IS such a big fan of Glee that she has written herself a part for the musical drama.

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Published: Mon 22 Nov 2010, 10:23 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:01 PM

The actress has spent hours creating her own character which she thinks writer Ryan Murphy should consider including in the series.

“I would love to be on Glee. Can I make a confession? In my head I’ve written a part for myself in Glee! It’s so arrogant and obnoxious, it’s like, ‘Ryan Murphy no one else wants to be on your show.’ But in my head I’ve cast myself and I know which song I’d sing,” quoted her as saying.

“I would want to play Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) long-lost aunt, his mother’s sister who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality and I would sing No One Is Alone from Stephen Sondheim’s epic show Into the Woods.”

"There are some celebrities who court it and some who need it, due to the fact that you can become famous these days just by being featured in it. It’s an aspect of the news that has become very important over the years. Doing the job I do, I am of course part of the process and I have no problem with gossip or gossip pages.

What I find a little worrying is that young people pick up ‘Page Three’ before they read the news headlines on the front page. Both have their place, but you should always be interested in the world around you as well as celebrity culture.

I don’t tend to read about gossip because I get the news first-hand; walking onto a set is like walking onto the pages themselves. We all talk to each other, but by the time the press gets hold of the news it is like Chinese whispers - it may have become distorted. I don’t mind it because the press never invents something out of thin air; there is always a spark that starts a rumour. There is always an element of truth that had to have started it off.

What I don’t like is when gossip becomes vicious and too personal. It’s fine to comment on what people are wearing and who may be seeing whom. Pictures of celebrities sell papers and I know if Aishwarya Rai turns up to an event there will be six big pictures of her on the page, or if I’m the biggest star there, maybe a big picture of me. What I disagree with is commenting on someone’s intimate details, maybe concerning their health, which is nobody’s business but their own.

Gossip pages and celebrities have a symbiotic relationship and as long as it remains cordial, I welcome it.” - Boman Irani

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