Is 'Glee' Character Good or Bad for Overweight People?
SodaHead TV 2011/02/18 22:00:00
We definitely think that putting more focus on Lauren Zizes, an overweight character on "Glee," is a step in the right direction, but Rosie O'Donnell has spoken out on how she thinks the character could have been done better.
She told Access Hollywood, "That character is so unlikable. Why didn't they get a pretty heavy girl? They should've gotten someone beautiful like Brooke Elliot. I'm like, 'Every story deserves to be told. And the way that you're relating to it means that it's doing its job. It's evoking a lot of emotion inside of you.'"
Lauren, played by Ashley Fink, has been a part of the "Glee" cast since season one, but recently took on a more prominent role as she got Puck, an attractive male character, interested in her. Fink is characterized as being president of the A/V club and into "Twilight."
"It really, really strikes a chord with every overweight woman I know," O'Donnell explained. "Every woman I know who's heavy has strong feelings about that storyline ... I just was like, 'Where's the Susan Boyle moment? She's going to belt it out of the park!' and then she did, 'I know what boys like, I know what guys want'? I was like, 'I want more than this.'"
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