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The Dish on Glee: Cover Girl Heather Morris Spills

Written on September 15, 2011 at 10:22 am , by

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Calling all Gleeks! Heather Morris (known to Glee fanatics as Brittany) gave FITNESS the behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite show.

Heather’s inspiration for playing Brittany: “She’s like a little kid who says, ‘I don’t get it.’ It’s funnier to me to play Brittany as not super-stupid, but really innocent.”

Why Heather thinks Glee is such a hit: “People love the music and the characters — everyone can relate to someone on the show, because everyone’s felt like an outsider at some point in their lives.”

Biggest OMG moment on set: “The Britney/Brittany episode. It was surreal. I was like, ‘Wow, I’m just hanging out with Britney Spears as Brittany the character. We’re doing a scene. I’m singing her songs.’ I was such a fan of hers! I was in a seventh grade talent show and I did her whole MTV Video Music Awards performance [from 2000] when she was in the sparkly skin-tone outfit. After the Britney/Brittany episode, she sent me flowers with a note that said, ‘Good Job, Love Britney.’ I’ll never forget that!”

Biggest oops: “While doing the ‘Singing in the Rain’ number, we were in a tub of water and after about the eighteenth take it was just disgusting. Water mixed with sweat and makeup, and it was gross. I was doing a dance move, and when I kicked, a whole puddle went all over Matt Morrison. I felt so bad!”

Heather’s favorite on-screen number: “MC Hammer’s ‘Can’t Touch This’ in the school library. There were a lot of sweet moves in that one.”

Her biggest dance competition on the show: Harry Shum Jr (aka Mike Chang). “He’s amazing!”

Her dream dance-off: Justin Timberlake. “Not because I think I’m a better dancer than him, just because I’d like to be in the same room dancing with him. I always wanted to go on tour with him.”

Guest star worth begging for: Kristen Wiig. “I keep telling [show creator] Ryan Murphy that I’d die to work with her. Hopefully he’ll see this and finally make it happen!”

Heather’s Top 10 Favorite Brittany-isms

1. “Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?”

2. “When I pulled my hamstrings, I went to a misogynist.”

3. I’m pretty sure my cat’s been reading my diary.”

4. “Sometimes I forget my middle name.”

5. “This room looks like that one spaceship where I was probed.”

6. “I don’t brush my teeth, I rinse my mouth out with soda after I eat. I was pretty sure Dr. Pepper was a dentist.”

7. “Kissing my armpit is a really big turn-on for me.”

8. “I find recipes confusing.”

9. “People thought I went on a vacation, but actually I spent the summer lost in the sewers.”

10. “I know that the cricket that reads to me at night is totally stealing my jewelry.”

Reporting by Patty Adams Martinez

For more on Heather Morris, including her workout secrets and kick-butt confidence, pick up the October issue of FITNESS on newsstands Sept. 20