Matthew Morrison says there's no musical rivalry amongst the Glee cast.
The actor - who plays teacher Will Schuester on the hit musical comedy show - insists that although many of the talented cast members are capitalizing on their fame by releasing their own music, they're not in competition with each other. "We're very supportive. I'm excited because Naya [Rivera] and Amber [Riley] are working on their new albums. I'm really excited for them. I feel like they're voices that should be heard. I respect them as artists," he said. When pressed further about friendly rivalry amongst the cast, he said, "Not at all."
Matthew, 34, is set to return to his stage roots for an album of Broadway musical covers, which he will release next year, and although he released a self-titled album in 2011, he feels this is the record he should've made all along. "Coming from Glee, my first album, I really wanted to write some of my own songs just because I wanted people to take me more seriously. Glee is pretty much karaoke, we're doing [songs by] established artists. For this album, this is what I should have done from the get-go - it's what I grew up singing. It's all Broadway classics. I spent three months just doing research on pretty much every Broadway song you could ever imagine. It was just an amazing experience. I kind of selected the best 15 songs that would fit me and fit the live show I want to put on."
Cheryl Cole will appear in Glee.
Jane Lynch - who plays coach Sue Sylvester in the musical TV show - has confirmed talks have been on-going for the 29-year-old star to take part in the show, but it has now been revealed she will be definitely be given a cameo role: "There's been talk on set of Cheryl appearing for a year or so, but it's set to happen now. Matthew Morrison has spoken very highly of her [after she appeared in his film What To Expect When You're Expecting] and the younger guys on set are keen to have her on, for obvious reasons. Matthew's chatted to her and she seems keen. Cheryl's the perfect Glee fit, she can sing, she can dance and she looks good. It would be cool if she played herself."
Jane also joked her alter-ego Sue would not take any messing around from the "Call My Name" hitmaker and would be harsher on her than Simon Cowell - who famously sacked her after she worked on four auditions on the US version of The X Factor.
Cheryl Cole would be "perfect" for a role in Glee.
The Girls Aloud beauty is currently starring in her first movie role as herself in What to Expect When You're Expecting alongside Matthew Morrison, and the star of the musical TV show believes she would be great in the series.
"I think she actually has all the tools to be in our show. She'd be a perfect fit for Glee - the acting and singing and dancing," he said.
Matthew admits they only hung out briefly on the set of the romantic comedy but he was impressed with how she dealt with the part: "We spent three days hanging out on the set of What to Expect When You're Expecting. As someone who comes to London quite often, you can't leave without hearing who she is or seeing her face so, it was really good to actually talk to her as a human being and see what a genuinely nice and beautiful person she is."
Dame Helen Mirren is to provide the "inner voice" of a character on Glee. The Oscar-winning actress has recorded lines for an episode of the musical TV show - starring Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Heather Morris - where she will be heard but not seen, although the part whose inner thoughts she will be voicing is not known, according to The Wrap.
The episode, titled "Yes/No," will feature Matthew's character Mr. Schuester and Jayma May's Emma prominently. "Helen recorded several long, hilarious monologues recently. She visited the kids on set - they had no idea she was coming and were stunned," a source said.
Glee is renowned for attracting big name stars onto the show, including Gwyneth Paltrow - who played substitute teacher Holly Holliday - and Britney Spears, who appeared as herself. However, Britney's appearance was not easy for the regular cast members of the show as they had to have special security on the day. "What was Britney like? I don't know - I didn't get to meet her. Not many people did. She had pretty big security around her. We actually had security bands to get onto our set that day," Matthew said.
In the year’s most highly-anticipated episode of Glee, the New Directions traveled from Lima, Ohio to the grand city of New York, New York.
The opening started with Times Square, larger than life with its lights and billboards. In the midst of it all stood Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) in her adorable striped coat. “I made it,” she breathed. And that’s how it all began.
Tuesday’s “Night of Neglect” finally put an end to the Glee drought, but the show barely had time to fit in all the tender moments, twists and touching one-on-ones. Only four new tunes were featured in the episode, but at least the show made them count. But did they have anything to do with neglected artists or characters? …No, not really.
The show opened with a classic set-up: Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) rallying his team to participate in an idea that’s just doomed for failure. Because Sue Sylvester’s Cheerios money is all tied up in untouchable Cayman Islands bank accounts, New Directions found themselves again at funding odds. They need big bucks to make the trip to New York, and Will got the idea to fund the entire thing by selling salt-water taffy. At twenty-five cents a pop. This equals out to 20,000 pieces of taffy (egads!).
The bellyaching that followed put Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) over the edge. He revealed that four of the Glee club members (himself, Tina, Artie and Brittany) are members of the Brainiacs, the school’s academic decathalon team -- and, they’ve done so well they’re heading to finals in Detroit. But no one in the club even noticed. Will quickly added their funding needs to the projected salt water taffy sales.
Glee returns with fresh episodes next week (finally), and we can give you a hint of what you’ll be seeing. We know which artist Gwyneth Paltrow is singing, which neglected character is getting spotlighted, even why Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff) is returning. Keep reading to get all the good Glee dirt…
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Glee had a lot of stuff (and songs) to squeeze into the “Original Song” episode, and as such viewers were treated to the first-ever cold opening in show history. Rather than wasting time on the usual recap, the show threw Gleeks right into a Warblers number (Maroon 5’s “Misery”).
Not all of our spoilers panned out (TV producers are tricky, tricky animals), but all our expectations were met on Tuesday’s “Sexy” Glee episode. The episode highlighted the tricky world of romantic and sexual relationships, a topic that sorely needed to be addressed.
In the past, the show has portrayed teen sex as a matter of course, presenting the only consequence to be an unwanted pregnancy that tidily disappears in less than a year. Not this time. With the help of Gwyneth Paltrow, the students at William McKinley began to get a sexual education… erm, set to music.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s last guest spot on Glee was so good, how could her next episode possibly top it? What’s better than a rain-filled stage and bright yellow umbrellas? How about sex and “Kiss”?
That’s right -- we’ve got spoilers (and pictures!) to let you know what you can expect when G-Pal Gleeks out again. Keep reading if you just can’t wait until next Tuesday to find out which Glee couple is in trouble, and what substitute Holly Holliday will do to help them out...
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