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Glee’s Jayma Mays “Living Childhood Fantasy” Starring Opposite John Stamos

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Emma Pillsbury's about to get some play!

Glee's Jayma Mays, who plays the quirky guidance counselor Pillsbury on the Fox hit, says she's over the moon about her new love interest on the show, played by John Stamos. In fact, Mays is living her childhood dream!

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"I was working in New York and I got a text from a friend of mine and it said, 'Uncle Jesse?' I had no context to know what that text meant, so I was like, 'What does this mean?' and she said I heard he was your new love interest, so I hopped online and quickly looked up what was going on and I was very, very excited," Mays tells of the former Full House star's casting. "I am living my childhood fantasy."

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So what's in store when Stamos makes his Glee debut as dentist Dr. Carl Howell on Sept. 28?

"I definitely think that the relationship is real, they care for each other," says Mays, 31, of Stamos' character. "Dr. Carl…is very good at helping Emma break out of the insecurities and issues that she has."

The actress is excited for fans to see her mousy character — who was romanced by Matthew Morrison's Will Schuster last year — come into her own. During Stamos' stint, he'll battle Schuster for Pillsbury's affections.

"I want boys to fight over me, what girl doesn't?" Mays tells Parade. "I feel like Emma's getting more of a backbone this season, we're seeing a stronger side of her. So it's nice to see people chase her for a change."

Glee's second season premieres Tuesday at 8 p.m./ET on Fox.

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