When we chatted with the Glee star, she basically rubbed it in our face that her hands have been south of Salling's border, but was it due to a Rachel and Puck romance reunion? Plus, she talks Gloria Estefan and Ricky Martin's guest role, her future on Glee and who's the best at keeping plot secrets...
So is Lea grabbing Mark's behind because Puck and Rachel are rekindling an old flame? Fortunately (or unfortunately, for Puckleberry shippers), no. Lea was just "investigating" Mark's recent injury.
"Oh, he did hurt himself," Michele tells us. "He couldn't sit and he's carrying around one of those doughnut pillows that pregnant women wear, and I was like, ‘Let me see!' I touched his butt, ladies, get excited! And I swear, one butt cheek is so much bigger than the other. I was like, ‘Mark! Oh my gosh, you're like really hurt.' But then I just kept touching his butt all day long."
Color us extremely envious. But it's nice to hear that Mark is OK with his friends getting handsy with him. After almost three seasons, you'd expect this cast to be pretty darn close. Even if Lea is itching to branch out beyond the walls of McKinley High.
"I'm just now starting to feel with Glee that I can start to look into other things," she says. "Not like I know that I am leaving anytime soon, but I just feel like that Glee has been our baby. We've been really putting so much of our energy to make sure it grows properly and I kind of feel like I've gotten Rachel on her feet nicely and I feel like I can easily do both now. I don't just have to focus on Glee in order to make it. I can start to focus on other things. And Ryan Murphy is so great in letting me do other things."
Well, we've known for a while that Lea won't be on Glee forever. But let's not think about that now. Let's talk Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan! Lea remained coy and didn't confirm anything, but she did offer this up:
"Well Ryan told me that there are three major stars coming onto the show—actually four," she says. "I know of two, so [Rick and Gloria] must be the other two people, but I don't know who is confirmed yet. But we have a wonderful girl coming onto the show, too, who is a fan and [whom] I'm a huge fan of and I think it's going to be great. I'm pretty good at keeping the Glee secrets. I think I win out of the majority of my cast."
Glee airs Tuesday nights at 8 on Fox.
What other big stars do you think Lea is talking about? Are you dreading the day Glee will be without Rachel Berry?