Dot-Marie Jones Talks Upcoming ‘Glee’ Romance: ‘I Could Die!’

A love interest recently entered the life of Shannon Beiste (Dot-Maries Jones) on “Glee,” and the actress says more romance is in store for the show’s big-hearted football coach.

“Oh my God, there’s stuff coming up in episode 10 — I could die,” Dot-Marie told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover of her character’s storyline on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live. “Wow. First, I never thought in my life I’d be singing on television!”

The actress, whose character is falling for football recruiter Cooter Menkins (played by Eric Bruskotter), said the pair’s onscreen romance will soon be going strong, but not without challenges.

“Yes, there will be [romance],” she told Billy and Kit of the upcoming episode. “There’s a little love triangle — you know, Sue [Sylvester] is in there.”

Dot-Marie sang her first solo (Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”) in episode eight and the 47-year-old admitted she was terrified to carry a song on her own.

“Last year, I did the George Thorogood song, ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’ and it was no threat because we had to act like we were drunk,” she said of her Season 2 duet with series star Matthew Morrison. “We were having fun and it was with Matt, who I love to death.

“And then this one was by myself and I was like, scared to death,” she added.

Catch all of the Cooter/Coach Beiste action when “Glee’s” episode 10 – titled “The Proposal” — airs on January 17, 2012 on FOX.

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