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Dianna Agron: I’m proving myself

Dianna Agron loves being able to surprise people with her performances.

The 29-year-old actress made a name for herself as feisty cheerleader-and-singer Quinn Fabray on hit TV series Glee, which also raised the profiles of its stars Lea Michele and Chris Colfer.

She's had parts on the silver screen too, such as in The Family and I Am Number Four, but now Dianna's trying her hand at theatre in London's West End, where she hopes she'll prove doubters wrong.

“When you’re on a TV show for a good amount of years, people can start to assume that that is your full range, not just in acting but in looks too," she sighed to "It’s amazing how many people underestimate the fact that you want to transform for a role. I can be me in real life, but that’s clearly not why I got into this profession.”

She's starring in McQueen, based on the late fashion extraordinaire Lee ‘Alexander’ McQueen. Her blonde hair is hidden beneath a short, messy brunette bob as Dahlia, who breaks into the fashion house to steal one of the designer's pieces.

The fact that her transformation has shocked many people is pleasing for Dianna.

“I love that I’m starting to surprise people,” she smiled. “Life’s for challenging yourself. It’s been ten years of me taking a crack at this. In the past two years I’ve really turned things on their heads.

“I knew I wanted to do a play, but what I really wanted was to do an original piece, to create a character rather than step into a world that had already been created.”

That isn't to say Dianna has turned her back on movies as she currently has two films in post-production, Headlock and A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island.

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