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'Glee' goodies: Taye Diggs' wife would be 'Wicked' as Lea Michele's mom

December 3, 2009 |  4:03 pm

Rent1 Everyone wants a mom, and Taye Diggs thinks his wife, Idina Menzel, would be just swell cast as Lea Michele's older incarnation on "Glee."

Seriously, they could be twins. Plus fans of the series have been pushing the idea for a while now, especially after Lea's character, Rachel Berry, knocked out Idina's signature "Wicked" number, "Defying Gravity."

Lea Diggs talked to Fancast while he was promoting this week's "Private Practice."

The two actresses “are fans of each other,” he said, and have been aware of their resemblance for a while.

Man, how lucky would Rachel be to have a super-cool mom like that? Maybe to help her with the "Rent"? Unless, of course, she turned out to be a real witch.

Click to the jump for a video of "10 Things You Don't Know About Lea" -- seven tattoos? Really?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Idina Menzel in the movie version of "Rent," left. Lea Michele, right. Credits: Phil Bray / Columbia Pictures, left; Alan J. Schaben  / Los Angeles Times, right.

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