Lea Salonga to appear and perform on U.S. TV show
The show also has a Filipino character!
(SPOT.ph) Tony winner and actress Lea Salonga announced Monday, January 11, that she will be making an appearance on the hit U.S. sitcom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 10, 2016
The show, which currently airs on the CW network, is a musical comedy series that centers on Rebecca (Rachel Bloom), who impulsively leaves her life in New York to embark on a crazy quest for love. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (right after she won her Golden Globe for Best Actress), she shared how Lea's guest appearance was important for diversity in TV.
Rachel Bloom with co-stars Vincent Rodriguez III amd Santino Fontana
"One of our characters [played by Vincent Rodriguez III] happens to be Filipino so when we realized no one else had even made the effort to show a Filipino family on an American comedy, it taught me a lot about Filipino culture," she said. "It's also taught me really about how important diversity is, if you want to tell a new story."
Lea won't be appearing until the Season 1 finale, but the show returns with its mid-season premiere on January 25. The show currently airs on Star World every Thursday.