[Photo credit: SthanLee via Charicemania]
The 18-year-old Youtube sensation has a recurring role on Glee as Sunshine Corazon, a Filipino exchange student at fictional William McKinley High School “whose killer vocals get Rachel (Berry) contemplating murder.”
In an interview at the red carpet, Charice said her character is very much like her in real life.
“I’m very, very happy that my character is Sunshine. Sunshine is very, very Charice, simple one, shy type,” she said.
In season 2’s pilot episode, Charice‘s character is being pitted to Rachele Berry (Lea Michele).
“We’re like frenemies, I think that’s the word… and we’re gonna sing a very, very big song, Lady Gaga and Beyonce. It’s ‘Telephone.’ So, it’s gonna be amazing,” she said.
Some folks who were able to witness Glee’s Red Carpet Premiere Party twitted praises for Charice:
“Well, Charice just dams kills it.” – anndonnahue
“Charice’s Sunshine brought down the house with Dreamgirls’ Listen. Sh t just got real for Rachel.” – tbrick2
“WOW! Overwhelmingly positive response re: Charice at the #GLEE season 2 premiere. Can you say regular? I can’t wait!” – Superbad24
“Wow never knew what a great singer Charice is. You gotta ‘Listen’ ;-)” – Natalie Abrams