Kristin Chenoweth talks “Glee,” new projects, faith
HollywoodNews.com: Kristin Chenoweth brought down the house as April in “Glee” and Glinda in “Wicked”, had an Emmy-winning role on “Pushing Daisies”, and famously called out Newsweek for homophobia–and now, she’ll continue her theatre-to-screen transition with ensemble drama “Promises Promises” this fall. In a new interview, Chenoweth discusses what’s next, confirming that a “Glee” return is imminent.
“They [the ‘Glee’ cast] inspire me, and I’m praying that I get to have a scene with either Jayma Mays or Jane Lynch. So, we’ll see what happens to poor little April…I’m going back to ‘Glee’ and going on a concert tour soon and I’m currently working on a record in Nashville. I fly to Nashville to record my album on every day off from ‘Promises, Promises’. So, I think my mantra is ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead.’”
Chenoweth says she was “not prepared” for the media buzz that resulted from her public response letter to a Newsweek article criticizing gay actors, but does not regret it. “If it was a way to get the conversation started then I’m very happy. I said exactly what I needed to in that article and I stand by everything that I said.” The outspokenly Christian singer and actress is “hoping that there are a lot more Christians out there who believe like I do and won’t be afraid to say so.”
Her large gay following would presumably agree. “I’ve had so many gay fans who come up to me and say, ‘Thank you for making that Christian album and being so gay-friendly.’ Well, I am. To believe it’s a sin for the way you are born…it just isn’t right.”