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New ‘Glee’ Character — a Tough Rival for Sue Sylvester — to Be Played by Reality Veteran

Dec 20, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A new character on Fox’s hit series “Glee” — described as a brash rival to coach Sue Sylvester — will be played by NeNe Leakes, best known as one of Bravo’s "Real Housewives of Atlanta," ETOnline.com reports.

While on Bravo’s "Watch What Happens Live!" Monday night, "Glee" stars Lea Michele (Rachel) and Chris Colfer (Kurt) spilled the beans, explaining that Leakes will appear at the fictional McKinley High School as a swimming coach named Roz.

The role will be a multi-episode arc, with Roz expected to cross swords with cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).

Leakes tweeted about her new gig, including this one: "Running through the house screaming Gleeeeee! Coach Roz Washington is gonna get that Sue Sylvester! I’m so proud of myself"

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