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.”