We finally know more about Lea Salonga's guest role in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
She gets her own song performance, too!
Photo via Vincent Rodriguez III's Twitter account
(SPOT.ph) In case you haven't already heard, Lea Salonga is set to guest-star in the critically acclaimed musical comedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Just for context, the plot follows Rebecca (played by co-creator Rachel Bloom) as she impulsively leaves her flashy New York job to move to a small California town in the hopes of rekindling her relationship with her ex-boyfriend. The said ex-boyfriend is a Filipino character named Josh, and is also played by Filipino actor Vincent Rodriguez III.
— Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (@CW_CrazyXGF) November 26, 2015
The show is capping its successful first season with a season finale that features an appearance from Salonga herself. According to a report from Inquirer.net, she will play Josh's Aunt Myrna, whom we will meet during the wedding of one of Josh's sisters. The wedding reception will also reportedly feature Josh and his friends wearing barong Tagalog.
"We knew Lea was both a musical theater icon and a Filipino icon so we were looking to cast her in some role throughout the season," said Bloom. "Lea sings an astounding solo number that we wrote specifically for her!"
The season finale airs in the U.S. on Monday, April 18.