April 19th, 2011 by thetvchick
Glee returns tonight with guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Charice! I really enjoyed Charice’s quirky character Sunshine Corazon when she first came on earlier this season, and I’m glad to see her return. She is going to sing Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” and I have faith that she will nail it. I recently got to chat with Charice on a media call, and she talked about coming back to Glee (she’s a Gleek!), viral artists, and a dream song she’d like to perform on the show.
Are you doing other episodes after this one, tomorrow night?
Definitely yes, but I just don’t know how many more episodes, but I’m really excited to do more.
What did you enjoy most about your time on the Glee set?
Getting to know all of them, I mean the cast, because I’m a gleek, and when I found out that I was going to be part of it I got really excited, and when I met them they made me feel really comfortable. It’s just really amazing to see—to watch them. They’re very playful and it’s amazing to get to know them. So it’s fun when I’m having a time to bond with them.
How do you feel about returning to Glee and singing the powerful song that was made famous by Celine Dion?
It feels great. I’m very excited to see it tonight, and I feel really blessed to be a part of this show. When they gave me the song “All By Myself” I was really happy, because I’ve been singing that song forever and I love Celine Dion, and that’s why I’m very excited for you guys to see it.
With Darren Criss who obviously who started out online with the “Very Potter Musical,” is Glee really becoming a platform for viral artists like yourself and Darren and now Rebecca?
For me, I think sort of. It’s amazing how they—I mean, like me and Darren, it’s a dream come true to be part of them. I know how he feels. So I think that’s one of their goals to help the other teenagers to make their dreams come true and it’s amazing. I love it.
How much has Glee really helped you stateside? I know that Ellen really brought you over here, but has Glee really turned that around and really added to that?
Glee really—I mean of course. Glee is like one of the best reasons, best things. That’s why a lot of people recognize me and … me right now because all of the people, they’ll be like, “I know you. I think I’ve seen you on Glee. I think I saw you on Glee.” So Glee really helped me and my career, as well as my life. So I want to thank them for having me on the show.
Obviously Sunshine comes back to help the Glee Club, but does she have other motives or another agenda?
That’s funny because even me—I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I think that’s why I’m very excited as well because I don’t know either what’s going to happen next after this. I’m very excited to know what’s going to happen to my character, if she’s going to turn into a spy or if she’s really going to help Glee Club. It’s been a very interesting story so I can’t wait.
If there is one song at this point that you’d like to sing in Glee what is it?
It’s been fun that I’ve covered like Beyoncé songs and stuff, but if they’re going to give me a chance, I think I would love to sing my own song, especially the song that is actually coming out—my song that’s coming out today. It’s called “Before It Explodes.” It’s written by Bruno Mars. It’s a heartbreaking song but it’s a very great, powerful song. If they’re going to give me a chance, I would love to sing that song.
Obviously, your first appearance as Sunshine … brought out a nasty side of Rachel’s competitiveness. How does Rachel and Sunshine’s interactions differ this time?
I am not sure if there’s any difference right now, this episode tonight, because my character tonight, she’s going to try to help the Glee Club for their benefit concert, but tonight, Rachel’s not going to like the idea that my character is going to help them. So tonight, I think it’s still going to be the same Rachel Berry, but I’m looking forward for what’s going to happen next.
Is there anyone on your list of people that you haven’t duetted with or performed with that you’d like to?
I haven’t met Beyoncé or Lady Gaga, and I would love to perform with them or maybe collaborate a song or something.
What has been some of your most memorable moments you’ve had while filming Glee?
Let’s see. Wow. I think being on Glee is such a great experience and the best experience ever, but I think the best part—when I actually did “All By Myself.” When we were shooting me singing “All By Myself” because I love that song. I’ve been singing that song forever, and when they gave me that song I was just like, “This is perfect.” So when I was on stage, I was really feeling it, so I think that’s the best part.
Are you planning to tour by yourself throughout the U.S.?
Actually, we’re still working on that. I’ve been working on my new songs right now and once it’s finished I think we’re going to think about that, because touring is really fun. I just did a tour in Japan, and I would love to do tours here in the U.S. as well.
Be sure to tune in tonight for at 8 pm to FOX for an all new episode of Glee with guest star Charice!Tweet