Kurt recently spoke to TheVerge.com about SOA’s final season — which kicks off September 9 — and he opened up about how Lea managed to snag her guest starring gig. “With Lea Michele, we heard she was interested from our executive producer and director Paris Barclay, who knew her from Glee and working together with Ryan Murphy [creator of Glee and FX’s American Horror Story]. And so it all sort of worked out,” he recalled.
Noting that SOA — a show about a motorcycle club in the fictional town of Charming that engages in myriad illegal activities — is radically different from the lighthearted musicality of Glee, Kurt continued, “We cast her outside the box. She plays a truck stop waitress. You know, tough, tank top, not a smidge of makeup on her. She completely embraced what the show was all about. It’s a show that people want to play different parts on.”