Actress Ashley Fink, who plays Lauren
on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has responded to
comedienne-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell's comment that her role is
McKinley High wrestler Lauren joined
the school's glee club at the prompting of studly Puck (played by
Mark Salling), and now Puck is heavily courting her.
In an Access Hollywood segment,
single O'Donnell called their romance unbelievable.
“Every woman I know who's heavy has
very strong feelings about that storyline,” O'Donnell said.
“They're like, 'Can you believe that? I think it's horrible. That
never happens in school. That character is so unlikable. Why didn't
they get a pretty heavy girl?'”
told gay glossy The Advocate that she was
“surprised” by what O'Donnell had said.
“I am surprised at the comments she
made,” Fink said. “I've got swagger too, so I don't find my
Fink added that she identifies with
Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), the show's bullied gay teen.
“Growing up 'other' in any way,
whether it be gay, chubby, or whatever, you have to fight. Kurt's
bullying storyline on Glee has really resonated with me
because middle school was terrible for me.”