‘Glee’s’ Lea Michele Steps into Role of Dorothy in ‘Dorothy of Oz’

Lea Michele is taking her talents beyond the role of Glee member Rachel Berry. She will be the voice behind Dorothy for the animated movie Dorothy of Oz, slated to hit theaters in spring of 2012.

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The actress and singer told Entertainment Tonight that it’s great for her to step into a different world, playing another character for a little while, which only makes the job that she does every day even more enjoyable.

Lea also said that she’s done voice over work since she was really, really young. She was the only 8 year old who could talk incredibly fast and clear. And excited about the project, Lea mentions that she’s loved that they stuck with the original Dorothy. For her, it’s just taking it to a modern sense for this generation.

“The Wizard of Oz film was definitely a household film for me. It was one of the four that was on rotation I made my mother play over and over and over again for me. There was just something so enchanting about Dororthy and Oz and to have the opportunity right now at 24 to be making an animated version of the movie is just so cool,” the Glee star told ET.

Dorothy of Oz begins where the Wizard of Oz left off. Dorothy wakes up in Kansas after the tornado had destroyed her town. But when she returns to Oz, the Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow have disappeared, and it’s up with Dorothy with some old and new friends to defeat the evil jester. Other castmates include Patrick Stewart, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer, and Martin Short.

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  1. Mindy McReady says:

    I absolutely Love Lea Michele and cant wait to check out the new Dorothy of OZ movie!

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