'Glee's' lead star talks about Charice

Posted at 08/05/10 1:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines – “Glee's” lead star Lea Michele said her and international singing sensation Charice’s characters might end up as best friends.

In the new season of “Glee,” Charice will play the role of a Filipino exchange student. Her character will reportedly be Rachel Berry’s (Michele) biggest rival.

In a chance interview during Michele's visit at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California, the American actress hinted that the reports might be a little bit exaggerated.

"Just hearing her singing, hum backstage, she has gorgeous voice. I would give more credit than that. I mean she's going to be a rival in the sense… we will probably become best friends or something, do you know what I mean?” she said.

“I don’t think it's going to be what you think it’s going to be, that's my prediction. But we might be in a catfight, I don't know," Michele said.

Michele disclosed that she and Charice already shot a “hilarious scene the other day."

The American actress was also all praises for the 18-year-old Filipino singer.

"She's tiniest, the most [sweet] person I've ever seen in my life. And she's so darling and she's so sweet," Michele said.

The diminutive Filipina first gained global renown through video-sharing website YouTube and has since become a favorite of US TV talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.

"Glee" is an hour-long comedy series that follows an optimistic high school teacher as he works with a group of outcasts to revive the fortunes of the school's performance art club.

The second season of “Glee” will air on September 21 on Fox.