Earlier this month we told you that actress Erinn Westbrook will be playing a “mean Cheerio” at McKinley High on Season 5 of Glee, and although we don’t yet know her character’s name, Erinn talked to Wetpaint Entertainment exclusively about her onscreen persona when we caught up with her at the People Stylewatch 3rd Annual Denim Party at Palihouse in Hollywood on September 19.
As is the case with most (if not all) new Glee cast members, Erinn is thrilled to be a part of the FOX hit and even loves playing a Cheerio. “I can’t say that there is anything better. It’s been really, really fun wearing the uniform and being part of the cast,” she told us.
With Santana (Naya Rivera) in New York and Quinn (Dianna Agron) at Yale (and possibly off the show for good) resident bitchy Cheerio Kitty (Becca Tobin) was desperately in need of a new snarky sidekick. Luckily, Erinn is up to the challenge, even calling her character “the new mean girl.”
“I do play a mean girl which is interesting because I like to think I’m a little nicer than my character. But it’s been fun to play,” she revealed. “I’d say she’s stirring up a little bit of drama. You’re going to see her being mean and rude and creating all sorts of antics.”
And in an interesting case of art imitating life, Erinn actually has plenty of cheerleading experience. She explains, “I was varsity cheerleading captain in high school so now putting on that uniform I feel like I’m back to my glory days a little bit.”
We can’t wait to see this new snarky Cheerio in action, but what about you? Tell us your thoughts below!Glee Season 5 premieres on September 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
Reporting by Alex Foard.