To write that I’m excited about guest starring on an episode of Glee is an understatement. I light up brighter than a holiday tree at Pier One Imports every time I even think about it. Each moment of taping this episode was awesome, from the first day of rehearsal with Glee choreographer and co-producer Zach Woodlee (who is also a fellow Texan) to cracking jokes onset with Lea Michelle (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Dean Geyer (Brody) about the green beans “that Granny used to make.” And of course I’ll never forget dancing next to Sarah Jessica Parker, who did an entire four-hour rehearsal in the cutest Manolo Blahnik pumps! There were moments when even I had to say to myself, “Bitch, is this really happening right now?!” And then I’d say to myself, “Snap out of it and go ask SJP to be in your music video for ‘Werqin’ Girl’!” (which, by the way, drops Dec. 1).
In this episode I appear as an acquaintance of Parker’s character who attends a Thanksgiving dinner in the New York apartment of Kurt and Rachel. Think turkey. Think drag queens. Then think full-on, 20-plus-person, sick’ning dance sequence to the Scissor Sisters hit “Let’s Have a Kiki.” All I can say is, “Y’all aren’t ready!”
D.J. “Shangela” Pierce talks about filming her guest appearance for Glee’s, “Thanksgiving” episode. [source]