August 15th, 2011
12:20 PM ET

'Glee' cast talks dream roles

Lea Michele and Chris Colfer are just as chummy off camera as they are on the Fox show "Glee," but the two actors say they'd definitely battle it out for a certain role.

"If I were to go back to Broadway and I had to play a role that wasn't an original role, I would love to do 'Evita' or 'Sweeney Todd' with Chris [Colfer]," Michele said during a recent iReport interview. "Of course, we would fight over who would play Mrs. Lovett," she admitted as Colfer chimed in that he would indeed go for the part. Obviously, Michele continues, "I would play Mrs. Lovett."

But that's in a hypothetical scenario - as of now, the two are still playing their "Glee" characters Rachel Berry and Kurt Hummel, and can currently be found on the big screen in 3-D.

It was announced back in May that the "Glee Live!" concert tour was going to become "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" for a special two week run in theaters, but its opening this past weekend was noticeably low.

The movie, which shows the "Glee" cast performing on their summer tour, earned only $5.7 million, opening in 11th place. Production costs were $8.5 million, according to Entertainment Weekly, but nonetheless a weak start.

However, those who did go see the movie - 82 percent of the audience was female, with 66 percent being too young to rent a car - enjoyed it, and Fox's film studio is hoping they'll spread the word.

"It's not an episode of the TV show," Fox's senior vice president of distribution, Chris Aronson, told the Los Angeles Times. "Maybe the word will get out that this is an extremely satisfying piece of entertainment."

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  1. katie

    glee's amazing. and wow. aren't you guys both immature? haha.

    August 17, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Evel Knievel

    The fat chick's dream role is to play Mama Cass and get to choke on a ham sandwich every night.

    August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

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