There's a whole lotta 'Glee' going on at the SAG Awards
When they flocked backstage after winning for best comedy ensemble, it was like a clown car unloading, except everyone coming out was beaming and cute, with perfect non-clown makeup.
First into the room and onto the stage was Chris Colfer; last in, on the heels of Matthew Morrison, was Lea Michele.
"Why's everyone so SERIOUS," bellowed Iqbal Theba, who plays Principal Figgins on the show.
Jane Lynch stepped up front and center, wisely, as the bulk of the questions were directed at her. "Cheering for the underdog," she said, is part of the show's allure.
Seeing the entire cast makes clear the rainbow of types and stereotypes that make up the world of "Glee." Jenna Ushkowitz (a.k.a. Tina Cohen-Chang) stepped up with a mile-wide smile and a dash of perspective:
"To be able to portray these stereotypes and break out of that shell has been pretty incredible, and it's a huge responsibility, and we're so grateful to be able to take on those roles."
What's coming soon from Coach Sue? A singing role on the show. "We're doing a video frame for frame of a very famous Madonna video. It's gonna be amazing. We've been rehearsing probably for a couple of months for this one."
Also up on stage: an army of those Actor statues, one for each person.
At least one cast member knows where hers is going: "I have been waiting to put something on the mantle," Amber Riley said. "And I just think it will be lovely, on top of my TV on the mantle.
"No better place right?"
-- Christie D'Zurilla and Amy Kaufman
Photo: The cast of "Glee" poses backstage after winning the award for best comedy ensemble at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23, 2010. Credit: Vince Bucci / Associated Press.