Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Even with controversy over "Glee," it was wonderful to see actress Lauren Potter on the Golden Globes stage after the show's win

From Inlandsocal. (Writer s.e. smith articulates some of the problems with "Glee" from a disability perspective here.)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Riverside's Lauren Potter joined the cast and creators of "Glee" on stage as the Fox series won the Golden Globe award for best television series/comedy or musical, Jan. 16.

Potter, 20, made her TV debut during the hit show's first season as the character Becky Jackson, a McKinley high school cheerleader with Down syndrome. She proved so popular, she has been brought back for intermittent appearances on the show, usually to deliver a key plot turn or punchline.

"She is having a blast," said Robin Sinkhorn, Potter's mother, told the Press-Enteprise last year. "She loves learning her lines, takes direction from the director very well and loves the entire cast and crew she works with."

"Glee" won three Globes, best comedy and best supporting-acting prizes for Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer.