Recently, you submitted questions for Glee‘s Amber Riley. Now we have her answers for the questions that were chosen to be a part of this fun Q&A. If you like the Q&A, let us know in the comments section! We would like to thank Amber for being nice enough to answer the fan questions and we will hopefully have more in the future!
Enjoy the Q&A and feel free to comment! All questions after the first 4 are after the jump. :)
Q: “What’s your most memorable moment between you and your cast mates, and why?” – Melanie
A: I think the night we saw the first commercial had to be the most memorable for me. It was the first time it felt real.
Q: “Hi Amber! First let me say I love you on Glee, and I can’t wait for more Mercedes! Secondly, I have to wonder since three of your principle cast mates have already debuted on Broadway, is it something you plan/hope to do in later life?” –Korey
A: I have always wanted to appear in a musical, because I love acting and singing equally, I just think it will be a great fit! But we shall see :)
Q: “Hi Amber, “Bust Your Windows” was awesome. You are definitely a triple threat! You’re voice is so soulful and powerful. I remember in an interview Lea saying, “Take a Bow” by Rihanna was kind of hard to sing. Did you feel that way about any songs you sing this season?” – Eunice
A: Yes, I don’t consider myself a “gritty” singer as they say. I have a softer toned voice and I’m not a belter by nature. So doing songs like “Bust Your Windows” was kind of difficult. I had to dig deep from a different place.
Q: “Amber, I heard your rendition of “Bust Your Windows” and I have to say, your voice is unforgettable. When or how did you first start singing?” – Lucy
A: I was actually 2 years old when mother discovered how much I loved music and how easy it was for me to pick up the songs that she would sing. My first performance was at a park. I just remember singing and a lot of clapping at the end, but I was only 4 at the time.
Q: Where is your favorite place in the world? – Brandy
A: My favorite place is on my couch in my living room! I’m such a homebody, I love just chillin at home.
Q: “What’s your fave pair of shoes in your closet?” – Emily
A: I have over one hundred pairs of shoes, that’s a hard one! I would have to say my beat up pair of chuck taylors!
Q: “If you could sing any song you want for the show, what would it be and why?” – Drea
A: I would sing an original song because I’m a pretty darn good writer lol!
Q: “Where were you born?” – DeAngelo
A: I was born and raised in California!
Q: “If you could have any musician of your choice on the show, who would it be and why?” – Emily
A: I would LOVE if Patti LaBelle came on the show. She’s one of my favorite artists of all time.
Q: “What or whom is your greatest inspiration?” – Brandy
A: God is my greatest inspiration in life. And my family inspires and encourages me always. I’m really blessed :)
Q: Are you excited to go on the Gleek Tour? What ‘extras’ can you tell us about it?
A: There’s nothing extra that I know about, but I am so excited to meet and greet everyone!