TV STARS WEEK! Alex Newell from NBC’s Streaming Sensation Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Declares 2020 The “Year Of The Wig!”By Delaina Dixon | February 17, 2020 | Entertainment
Hey lovely Divas! If you watched the streaming sensation Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist — which made its debut on NBC last night — you got to know Mo, played by Alex Newell. And much like Mo, Alex has got some amazing hairstyles in real life as well.
“Honey, have wig, will travel,” Alex declared to TV DivaGal at NBC TV Press Tour last month. “Baby if you have a lace front, tack her down, bump a curl, straighten her and keep it going! We’re not using our own hair in 2020. It’s the start of a new decade and a new year for new growth.”
Yes, Alex has a whole room dedicated to lace units. “They have so many names. There’s a nice fierce blonde bob moment, she’s called Tammy,” Alex shared. “Take care of your hair. We always forget about that one thing that grows out of our heads, that it’s just dead cells. But it’s still alive.”
Alex, who we first got to know from competing on The Glee Project, said, “Being on The Glee Project was the blueprint that prepared me for Glee, and being on Glee prepared me for anything else.”
After Glee, Alex headed to Broadway, starring in the revival of Once On This Island. “Doing eight shows a week a month at a time, you learn the strengths of your body and your mind.” After that, Alex did an episode of Empire.
Surrealness is the only way Alex can describe this career. “When someone says I did The Glee Project nine years ago, I think ‘I’m not that old!’ I was so young. I was 18 when everything started. I would have never thought I would still be doing something that I’m so passionate about back then today.”
Watch Alex and the rest of the musical cast of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Sundays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
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