los angeles: Lea Michele was a ‘’ballsy little kid’’. The 27-year-old actress - who plays singing sensation Rachel Berry in ‘Glee’ - admits she had no fear of anything when she was younger and proved that to her mother when she auditioned for a part in ‘Les Miserables’ at the age of eight. She said: ‘’When I was eight and I auditioned for ‘Les Miserables’ [was when I realised I could sing]. My friend was auditioning and I wanted to too. Mum was like, ‘You can’t sing’, but I’d never tried! ‘’After the audition I said, ‘I think they really like me’. I was a ballsy little kid. I felt no fear at all.’’–XN