Heather Morris Opens Up About Dad’s Death

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Heather Morris has made a name for herself as the quirky, one-liner-machine that is Brittany S. Pierce on Glee (and her ridiculous dance moves as Britney Spears are still in our brain). On the show, she steals scenes with some incredible comedic relief, so it’s a bit jarring to hear her open up in the new issue of Teen Vogue about her father’s death.

Chatting with the magazine, Morris is asked about her high school days and reveals:

Honestly, I didn’t enjoy it. My dad passed away before my freshman year, and it altered how I thought. I was depressed — I didn’t hang out with my friends. I worked through it by dancing.

That hard work paid off, as she went on to become a tour dancer for Beyonce on the Single Ladies tour, and eventually landing a role on Glee.

Britney says that her time with Beyonce was filled with “twelve-hour days of nonstop dancing,” but she’s blessed to have been able “to go around the world.”

Get the full interview at TeenVogue.com, and enjoy Heather’s dance prowess with Beyonce below!

(Photo credit: Sasha Eisenman / Teen Vogue)