Ask Jayma Mays about John Stamos playing Emma's dentist/love interest in Glee's upcoming second season and she turns as giddy as we were when we first heard the news. We caught up with Mays yesterday to chat about Stamos, the Smurfs movie she just wrapped last week opposite Neil Patrick Harris, and Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a charity for which she's helping to raise awareness and funds. (So Emma, right?)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Let's talk about John Stamos, because that would excite me to no end.
JAYMA MAYS: (Sings 'Ah' as though heaven's gates have just opened) Ohmygosh, I was so excited when I found out. I feel like I'm actually the last person to know these things. (Laughs) I found out via a text. Someone was like, "Uncle Jesse?" And I was like, "Sorry, I don't know what that means." I was actually working on Smurfs at the time, so I got really excited because I'm like, I am living my 10-year-old fantasy. I was kissing Doogie Howser one minute, and then I found out that I'm going to kiss Uncle Jesse the next. I just need Punky Brewster to be my best friend now, and my childhood fantasy will be complete. I'm really, really, really excited. I think he's amazing. What a wonderful addition to the cast.
Have you talked with him at all?
We've never met before.
How do you anticipate bonding with him?
I definitely won't bring up the whole Uncle Jesse thing. I probably shouldn't have even said that now.
He's got a great sense of humor about that.
Okay, good, good, good. We really have had no contact. I have no idea how this is gonna work. Are we gonna meet before and then have some rehearsals? I'm assuming I'll find out via text again. (Laughs) I'm assuming someone will let me know where to be and what time. But I am so excited, and a little nervous. Like, I'm getting all jittery thinking about itÃ¢â¬Â¦ I think we should have a lot of intimate scenes together. That's what I think. I need to talk to the writers. He's a dentist, so maybe Emma needs braces, or she's got lots of cavities. I feel like they need to prolong this idea for a while.