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SCosette in Les Misérables. This was followed by roles in musicals such as Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, and Spring Awakening. It’s also no secret that Ryan specifically wrote the role of Rachel for Lea. The producer even called her the “heart of the show”, saying that Lea’s reel and real persona were very much intertwined. Given this, the pressure for her to avoid being typecast was especially immense. In an interview with Buzzfeed, she says: “I think there’s definitely an issue with leaving such an iconic show, playing such an iconic character for so many seasons. I think that’s definitely an issue people face in this industry in trying to step into another job. So I was very conscious to make sure my next project was very different from Rachel Berry.” But there’s one thing she absolutely wouldn’t do on Scream Queens: scream. “Ryan Murphy got me in a booth one day, and I said, ‘I am screaming twice, and you’re going to have to use it the entire season.’ I’m a singer!” she says on Women’s Health. To our knowledge, that’s the only official diva-ish demand she’s made throughout her seven years in the limelight. That’s not a bad record, we think!