New episode tonight and Charice returns! The glee club agrees to help raise funds for another under-the-radar group; big decisions are made and relationships are tested.Charice on Her Return to ‘Glee’
April 19, 2011, 2:00 PM ET
After appearing fleetingly in the second season of “Glee,” Charice, the bestselling 18-year-old singer from the Philippines, is back for a second appearance as Sunshine Corazon. After blowing everyone away at McKinley High, she was recruited to rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline and we haven’t seen her since. In tonight’s episode, she’ll offer a hand to the New Directions to get them to Nationals, but are her motives entirely pure? We chatted with Charice in a phone interview about her return to the show.
The Wall Street Journal: You haven’t been on the show since September. Why the long absence? Did it have something to do with the Botox controversy?
Charice: The Botox [rumor] was ridiculous. It’s definitely not true. I’m not going to change my face ever; it’s God’s gift. My character went to another school, so it made sense that she wouldn’t be featured.
Tell me about your character arc now that you’re back.
I’m glad Sunshine is back – the long wait is over. This episode is going to be exciting. New Directions is going to do a benefit concert that no one is interested in. Sunshine wants to help by performing, but Rachel Berry is suspicious. We don’t know whether Sunshine is a spy like Jesse from the first season (Jonathan Groff) and we don’t know what she’s up to. I get to sing “All By Myself,” the Celine Dion cover.
And you’ve performed with Dion before.
Yes, she doesn’t know I’m going to be singing it but I hope she listens [tonight]. I’ve been singing that song forever – I love it. I was really exciting that they gave it to me.
Do you know how many episodes you’ll be around for?
I’m definitely going to do more, but I have no idea what’s going to happen to my character. Will sweet Sunshine turn mean?
What song would you like to perform on “Glee” if you could choose?
I would love to sing my new song “Before It Explodes” that I did with Bruno Mars. It’s a heartbreaking and very powerful pop song.
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