Does “New Rachel” Melissa Benoist Think She’s the Next Lea Michele?
WithRachel Berry (Lea Michele) off at NYADA, Glee made it very clear that it wanted a “New Rachel” at McKinley High. The Season 4 premiere was even titled “The New Rachel,” and by the end of the show, it seemed pretty clear that bright-eyed newcomerMarley Rose (Melissa Benoist) had landed the job.
So how exactly does actress Melissa Benoist feel about the comparison? In an interview with former Baby Spice Emma Bunton on the UK’sSky1, Melissa reveals that she never really felt comfortable with the comparisons... especially when people move it from characters to actors and start christening her the new Lea Michele!
“A lot of people are saying that you are our new Lea Michele,” Emma says. “Is that kind of hard to take on? It it a lot of pressure?”