For the millions of fans who watch Glee
every week, Dianna Agron is the amusingly cruel and jaggedly sweet recovering cheerleader Quinn Fabray. But as we learned during our days with Agron in California, the actress behind TV's most complex Queen Bee is thoughtful, mature, and more into photography than playing mind games. As her new website, You, Me, and Charlie, gears up for launch next week, we asked Agron to describe her online venture, and what else happens after the Glee Live!
On her new website, You and Me and Charlie:
"It's mainly arts-based, but it's also a forum for people to love and support each other. I realized that just by posting something, I can really influence someone's day."
On her Glee alter ego:
"Especially in the beginning, [reporters] really wanted us to be like our characters, to simplify things... I was playing a well put-together popular character, and they were trying to push me into it, like that had been my entire life. And the whole time, my teenage self was crying at that."
On her actual high school persona:
"We watched Practical Magic
and all of those movies, like The Craft
. My friend's mom had all these Stevie Nicks outfits, and we'd gypsy dance in her living room and have seances. We'd mix all these things from the refrigerator together and we'd look at it and be like, 'This means you're going to find true love when you'r 18 years old'."
On her Glee audition:
"They were going to scrap the character but Robert [Ulrich, the casting director] asked for one more chance. I went in and read, and they called me bak two days later, and he told me to come back and straighten my hair, and wear something sexy. I was like, 'First of all, what is..."sexy"?'...I went to like, a CVS, and bought a straightener and straightened it at Starbucks."
On Quinn Fabray's future:
"Essentially, I'm a senior, so, I'll probably graduate this year."
--INTERVIEW BY DIANE VADINO
For more Dianna, pick up the January issue of NYLON, on newsstands next week. And stay tuned to nylonmag.com for more Dianna - she'll be contributing to the site all month!
And stay tuned to Dianna's Facebook for news from You And Me and Charlie!