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Lea Salonga to appear, sing in ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ finale

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Broadway star Lea Salonga will be appearing in CW’s musical-comedy series entitled Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for its season finale, as revealed by Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom after the awarding ceremony held on Monday (January 11, 2016, Manila time).

In a report from Entertainment Weekly, Bloom was quoted saying “One of our characters 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.”

Aside from discussing the importance of featuring Filipino culture in the show, the actress also emphasized how important diversity is in telling a new story.

America is a melting pot of immigrants and I don’t think it’s acknowledged half as much as it should be on television,” she explained.

On the same day, Salonga also confirmed the news through her Twitter account. She also revealed that she will not only make a guest appearance, but will also sing on the show.



Fans would have to wait a bit longer to have a glimpse of the Tony-award winning Filipina in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is set for its mid-season premiere by the last week of January.

The series became a critical hit because of its two to three original songs per episode, cheeky humor, and their actors’ stellar performance, with Bloom playing the main role — a neurotic lawyer named Rebecca Bunch.