‘Glee’ Cast Weighs In On Mckinley High Newcomer Vanessa Lengies
First Published: August 16, 2011 11:21 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- McKinley High is getting its own mean girl thanks to actress Vanessa Lengies, who is playing a new student named Sugar in Season 3, and the show’s veteran cast members told Access Hollywood she’s already made quite an impression.
“Vanessa is amazing. She’s so funny,” Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester, told Access on Monday night at the live “Glee” Sing-Along at Santa Monica High School.
Jane admitted she hasn’t actually met Vanessa, but she caught a few scenes the actress filmed, from the sidelines.
“I peeked in and watched her,” Jane said. “She’s amazing.”
Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel, also had praise for the actress, who previously starred on NBC’s “American Dreams.”
“Vanessa was [in] today and she was hysterical,” he said. “She’s really, really good.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Vanessa and former “Friday Night Lights” star LaMarcus Tinker are set to appear on the show’s Season 3. LaMarcus is expected to play a character named Marcus, a new love interest for Amber Riley’s Mercedes.
Season 3 of “Glee” premieres Wednesday, September 21 at 8/7 C on FOX.