Rosie O’Donnell Not a Fan of Lauren’s Cover of “I Know What Boys Like” on Glee
If you were a little taken aback by Lauren Zizes performing “I Know What Boys Like” on Glee this week, you weren’t alone. Rosie O’Donnell wasn’t pleased either.
“I have to believe that [Glee co-creators] Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] have something up their sleeve and that [Lauren] can really sing because ‘I Know What Boys Like’ last night was not what I was expecting,” Rosie told Access Hollywood. “I was expecting a whole Shrek-like reveal where [Puck] becomes Fiona-ish.”
Rosie says she was disappointed star Ashley Fink wasn’t better. “I just was like, ‘Where’s the Susan Boyle moment? She’s gonna belt it out of the park!’ and then she did, ‘I know what boys like, I know what guys want’? I was like, ‘I want more than this.’”
O’Donnell thinks that the storyline is designed to push buttons, but that doesn’t mean she and her circle of friends are pleased. “It really, really strikes a chord with every overweight woman I know. Every woman I know who’s heavy has strong feelings about that storyline. They’re like, ‘Can you believe that? I think that’s horrible. That never happens in school.’ ‘That character is so unlikable. Why didn’t they get a pretty heavy girl? They should’ve gotten someone beautiful like Brooke Elliot.’ I’m like, ‘Every story deserves to be told. And the way that you’re relating to it means that it’s doing its job. It’s evoking a lot of emotion inside of you.’”
Still, Rosie thinks that this whole thing might work out... eventually. “I trust Ryan and Brad. I know that [Lauren] is going to have a voice and I know maybe Puck’s going to break her heart, or she’s going to break Puck’s heart. Something’s going to happen and she’s going to come out and sing something like, ‘I Am What I Am.’”