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It’s time for Lea Michele to forget all those Broadway show tunes and ditch Rachel Berry’s penny loafers and animal sweaters because the Glee gal just booked a TV gig on FX’s gritty drama, Sons of Anarchy, that’s wildly different than what she’s used to.


Lea shared the exciting news earlier today, July 28, tweeting, “Woke up so excited today! Fun news to share...I'll be appearing on an episode of my favorite show @SonsofAnarchy! Thank you so much @Harparbar & @sutterink#SOAFX.”

There were rumors several months ago that Lea was SOA-bound, and now that she’s got a little extra time off before Glee starts shooting its sixth and final season, it looks like she’s really ready to branch out. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lea is slated to play Gertie, “an empathetic truck stop waitress and single mother who connects with Gemma (Katey Sagal) during a difficult time.” The 27-year-old will appear in the sixth episode of the show’s final season. Her installment is expected to air on October 14 at 9 p.m. ET.

Truth be told, we wouldn’t have pictured Lea on this tough drama about a motorcycle club in the small town of Charming, but we’re really psyched to see her in a completely different role. At the very least, it’ll be good preparation for her post-Glee days.

Are you psyched to see Lea on Sons of Anarchy, or do you prefer her in more lighthearted roles? Sound off below!

SourcesLea Michele on TwitterThe Hollywood Reporter


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