What motivated you to join Nintendo’s “Play As You Are” campaign and promote the Art Academy game for 3DS?
“It ties into my artistic side. Through the game ‘Art Academy,’ you can receive art lessons. I want to encourage artists at any age to get inspired, and with a game like this, you can literally be anywhere and learn the same things that you would learn in an art class. It’s a great tool. I grew up playing Nintendo with my brother, and it’s a game that feels similar to the games we used to play—except our systems were black and white! This one’s in 3-D—technology is crazy!”
Besides singing and acting, in what ways do you express your artistic side?
“Painting, drawing—I’m really into photography, I’ve done it since high school. I’m writing a lot, and I just finished a script that we’re moving forward with and going to potentially shoot next year.”
What’s the script about?
“Growing up and being a girl in this century—what that looks like. I don’t want to say too much!”
Any advice for aspiring writers?
“What’s great is that starting a blog can get you lot of attention for your writing. But it doesn’t have to be for anybody other than yourself.”
Do you plan on recording an album?
“Singing has definitely become something that I’ve devoted more and more time to—and I’d love to do a Broadway musical.”
We heard that you’re returning to Glee. When will we see back you on the show?
“I’ll be on the Thanksgiving episode. You’ll see the interaction between my character and the other characters that graduated, and the new kids that are trying to take on their legacy. Quinn is having a great time at Yale—almost too great. There’s this scene where she doesn’t even realize how much she’s rubbing it into Santana. It’s quite comical. She’s a little in over her head without even realizing it.”
How did it feel to be back on set?
“Amazing. They’re my family; we spent four years together non-stop. There’s no better feeling.”
Sounds very similar to how Quinn ended up in New Directions. Do you feel like you’re the new Quinn?
Yes! That’s how Quinn ended up on glee club to keep an eye on boyfriend. There are some similarities there for sure. At first I was worried that it would be such a close comparison but as I’m getting to know Kitty, she’s actually very different. Quinn was more mysterious about her motives and Kitty is has no filter and what ever she thinks she says out loud and she doesn’t make it too secretive what her motives are.
Quinn is coming back to McKinley for Thanksgiving. How will Kitty and Quinn connect and what’s their relationship like?
In the Thanksgiving episode, the graduates are back visiting for the holidays and Kitty and Quinn get an opportunity to meet each other. Kitty really looks up to Quinn because she’s the original mean girl and original head Cheerio queen-bee type. Quinn sees a lot of herself in Kitty. There’s a soft spot for her and hopefully that relationship will continue; I’d love if they wrote more in for Quinn to help Kitty along the way an maybe it’ll take an edge off Kitty since Quinn went through a transformation throughout glee club that was for the best. Hopefully that’s what’s in store for Kitty.