Apparently, staring in a new horror comedy with "scream" in the title doesn't make one anymore prepared for a fright than us civilians. Scream Queens' Lea Michele proved just that on her latest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show when the host caught her by surprise.

Ellen deftly laid the groundwork for the moment, chatting with the Glee alum about Scream Queens, filming in New Orleans and her dream to watchHalloween with Jamie Lee Curtis before a masked staffer leapt out of a table.

The result: A very Scream Queens-worthy scream.

Watch the video to see what Michele told Ellen afterwards.

Scream Queens premieres Tuesday at 8/7c on Fox.