02/26/2014 12:44 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Lea Michele Reveals She'd Love To Play A Lesbian On HBO's 'Looking'

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Lea Michele has been a gay favorite since her "Spring Awakening" days on Broadway, and her passion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) causes remains intact as her career reaches greater heights.

The "Glee" star, 27, tells Pride Source's Chris Azzopardi she's anxious for a role on the new HBO series "Looking," which stars her fellow "Awakening" alum Jonathan Groff.

"First of all, I went to San Francisco when they were filming the show and I ate dinner with all the guys and with Andrew [Haigh], their director, and before anything I said to them, 'You guys, let's get me on the show,' and then I watched the entire series because Jonathan gave me all the episodes," Michele revealed in the interview.

Noting that she isn't opposed to playing a lesbian, whether on "Looking" or otherwise, Michele added, "Once I saw the entire series, I emailed Andrew Haigh and I was like, 'Look, I loved it before, but I love it even more now. You gotta get me on the show' ... I just wanna get to work with Jonathan. I love Jon."

Michele, who's gearing up to release her first pop album, "Louder," also chatted about "Glee" and the show's loyal LGBT following.

"What I've always loved about 'Glee' the most is that while we're making people laugh -- and while we're singing and entertaining people -- we are delivering a very important message and opening up people's minds, even though they might not know it's happening." she said. "There are lots of relationships throughout 'Glee' that have been really big turning points, and it just makes me even more proud to have been involved in the show."

Read Azzopardi's full Pride Source interview with Lea Michele here.



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