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Heather Morris: Five Facts About the Rising 'Glee' Star

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 28th 2010 4:30PM
Heather MorrisIt's no secret that Heather Morris is one of the breakout stars of 'Glee.'

On a show filled to the brim with talented young stars, Morris remains a bright light thanks to her sharp comedic timing and killer dance moves.

The episode 'Britney/Brittany' is Morris' time to shine and we're so ready for it! Not only will Morris bust out her Britney Spears dance moves, but she'll be showing off her pipes too.

Get to know the rising star before she goes toe-to-toe with Spears.

1. She was rejected from 'So You Think You Can Dance.'
In 2006, Morris auditioned with her friend Ben Susak for season 2 of 'SYTYCD.' However, she failed to make it into the Top 20 by one vote. Check out Morris and Susak performing below.

2. Her aspirations include becoming part of a board game.
Morris wants to be an answer in Trivial Pursuit. She told TV Guide she hopes her famous one-liner, "Did you know that dolphins are just gay sharks?" will pop up in the game. "I really hope that I'm a Trivial Pursuit question," she said. "'What character said this infamous line?'"

3. Those hilarious one-liners aren't always scripted.
Morris told The Advocate that she sometimes ad-libs the lines. "Like in the Madonna episode, when Jesse St. James came to join our club, when I asked, 'Mr. Schu, is that your son?' I asked that in rehearsal as a joke, an improv moment, because they really look so much alike," she said. "Ryan started cracking up, and he was like, 'That's amazing. Keep that."So yeah, that was my idea."

4. She based the character of Brittany on Karen (played by Amanda Seyfried) from 'Mean Girls.'
Why Karen? Well, she wanted to play the character as utterly clueless, not over-the-top dumb. "If you watch a sitcom and see a dumb girl, the actress is usually overplaying her dumbness," Morris told TV Guide. "With Karen, she legitimately doesn't understand. 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."

5. She's a Single Lady.
We know you probably have heard this about 20 times, but Morris toured with Beyoncé and appeared in 'The Beyoncé Experience' DVD. Please pretend you are filled with shock and awe and enjoy this video of her dancing with B herself.

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The one liners are pretty great.

"Dolphins are just Gay Sharks." I think I remember that from Shark Week.

September 28 2010 at 6:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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