Today’s birthday girl is Lea Michele.
Michele’s annoyingly-earnest character on “Glee” could be a Virgo. She’s a perfectionist. She’s neurotic. She sees something completely different from the rest of us when she looks in a mirror. Nevertheless, that character doesn’t even hold a candle to the actress’ red-carpet persona.
I always laugh my head off when Joan Rivers makes fun of Lea Michele on the “Fashion Police.” I don’t believe that Michele ever looks bad on the red carpet, but she overthinks everything from her hair and makeup to her wardrobe and her posing. The result is so contrived as to become comical — at least when Joan mocks it, it’s funny.
Michele needs to stop trying so hard to be perfect. Asking her to do that, though, is like asking the sun not to shine, or like asking Rachel on “Glee” to stop being so annoying. It probably isn’t going to happen.