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Idina Menzel on Playing Lea Michele's Mom: How About Older Sister?

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May. 18 2010, Published 11:05 a.m. ET

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Broadway star Idina Menzel chatted with Entertainment Tonight about her guest role on the hit show Glee and the rumors she'll be playing Lea Michele's mom!

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Idina, who's starred in Wicked and Rent, will be appearing on Glee, but whether she's playing Rachel Berry's mom is still a secret!

"When they say I look like her, I take that as a compliment,” Idina tells Entertainment Tonight. “When they say I could play her mother, I'm not so sure. Now her older sister… But I'll take what I can take.”

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Mom, sister or maybe just a friend, Idina does confirm she will be singing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" with Lea.

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Both Idina and her husband Taye Diggs are huge fans of the show.

"It's just so great that television has embraced a musical," she says. "Music is the universal language and the show celebrates that."

"My husband and I Tivo Glee," she adds. "We were jealous we weren’t on it!”

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And who knows, Taye may make an appearance some day too!

“He's a great song-and-dance man," she says. "Not everybody knows that."

So what can we expect from her shining moment? A make out scene with Matthew Morrison.

"Making out may be a little nice, mauling him is more the word."

Tune in to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, May 18 for more of Idina's interview!

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