Rosie O’Donnell voices her disappointment at “Glee” producers for not casting a “pretty heavy girl”

Rosie O'Donnell is expressing her displeasure over the casting of the plus size character Lauren, played by Ashley Fink, on "Glee".

Rosie O’Donnell is expressing her displeasure over the casting of the plus size character Lauren, played by Ashley Fink, on “Glee”.

“I have to believe that [‘Glee’ co-creators] Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] have something up their sleeve and that [Lauren] can really sing because ‘I Know What Boys Like’ was not what I was expecting,” O’Donnell said about Tuesday night’s episode. “I was expecting a whole Shrek-like reveal where [Puck ] becomes Fiona-ish.”

O’Donnell goes on to say she has heard numerous women express their displeasure with the story line, finding it unrealistic that a character such as Puck would fall for the over-weight character. “‘[Her] character is so unlikable. Why didn’t they get a pretty heavy girl? They should’ve gotten someone beautiful like [actress] Brooke Elliot.”

“I just was like, ‘Where’s the Susan Boyle moment? She’s gonna belt it out of the park!’ and then she did, ‘I know what boys like, I know what guys want’? I was like, ‘I want more than this.”  But O’Donnell hasn’t lost faith in the show. “I trust Ryan and Brad. I know that [Lauren] is going to have a voice and I know maybe Puck’s going to break her heart, or she’s going to break Puck’s heart,” she said. “Something’s going to happen and she’s going to come out and sing something like, ‘I Am What I Am.'”

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