With Hester’s name officially changed to Chanel No. 6, we assumed we’d be hearing Lea Michele scream a lot more — but don’t hold your breath. She actually revealed in a new interview that she refuses to scream on the show. Find out why!
“They say I do a really good scream face without having to scream,” Lea Michele says in the November issue of Women’s Health magazine. Well we bought it! The Scream Queens star, who recently got a hot new makeover and became one of the Chanels, may appear to be screaming for her life on the show each week, but it’s actually all dubbed in by the team — and the reason actually makes sense. She also wasn’t the only one who refused to scream!
“I refuse to scream on the show. Ryan [Murphy] got me in a booth one day and I told him ‘I’m screaming like twice and then you’re going to have to use it the whole season,’ because I’m a singer and I was there with Ariana Grande and we were like ‘We can’t scream, this is our gift,'” the 29-year-old actress told Women’s Health magazine in this month’s cover story. “So I don’t scream, they just dub it in, but they say I do a really good scream face without having to scream.”
Lea, who became very close with Ryan during Glee, admits that he definitely helped her when she was constantly being scared on the Scream Queens set.
“We did this one scene where I was like buried up to my neck. We literally were in tubes underground with just our heads popping out and it was so scary. If you’re claustrophobic—I legitimately had spiders crawling up my face because it was the lawn,” she said of the scene we saw in the first episode. “These huge spiders and Ryan Murphy would have to come and whack them off my face. I was like ‘Only for you Ryan, would I literally be buried in the ground, with my head sticking out, with spiders crawling on my face.’ But he was good. He was such a good coach — pretty intense.”
Well it worked out for the best, the scene was hilarious. However, do you think it’s strange or weird that Lea refuses to scream? Let us know your thoughts! .
— Emily Longeretta