Chris Colfer and Lea Michele announced the casting news on last night’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.” According to the duo, NeNe will play a synchronized swim coach named Roz who raises hell for cheerleading boss Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch).
“We saw that her [NeNe's] real name was Linnethia… which I am obsessed with now,” Michele gushed to Andy Cohen. “She’s awesome.”
NeNe later confirmed the role on Twitter, slipping in a few more details on Roz:
“The secret is out! YES I hav a recurring role on GLEE! I’m coach Roz Washington the synchronized swim coach! So honored,” she tweeted. “Running through the house screaming Gleeeeee! Coach Roz Washington is gonna get that Sue Sylvester! I’m so proud of myself,” she wrote, adding, “Studying lines now! My memory is just gone LOL! Gotta head right back 2 the Glee set after the holidays.”
Watch The Announcement Below: