"We love her," show director Paris Barclay told me exclusively this weekend at BAFTA's annual pre-Emmys tea party at the SLS Hotel. "We're trying to find a way to bring her back."
Michele will be playing Gertie, a truck stop waitress and single mother who bonds with Gemma (Katey Segal).
Photos from the set showed Michele went through quite a make-under for the role.
"It was tough," said Barclay, also a director on Glee. "It had to do with makeup and wardrobe. She looks a little bigger. We didn't pad her up but she looks a little bigger than she normally does. Lighting has to do with it, too."