TV Academy Special Screening Of “GLEE”
‘Glee’ Cast Shares Funny, Poignant Moments From Season 3
During a TV Academy panel Tuesday, the stars and creators touched on Rachel’s botched audition, filming sex scenes and teased the upcoming body switch episode.
The Gleecast and creators were in high spirits Tuesday during a panel promoting the show for Emmy consideration at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, where they dished on everything from Rachel’s botched audition to an upcoming body switch episode.
Here are eight highlights from the funny and poignant session.
1. Co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the remaining four episodes of the season would explore what happens next for Rachel (Lea Michele) after the glee diva choked during her NYADA audition. “The next episodes after this really deal with the implications and complications,” he told the packed house. “The great thing about that character is that she just doesn’t give up. That’s a wonderful thing to write to, Rachel’s tenacity. I think people love that about her, that she has a dream, even now. It’s inspirational to a lot of kids to see a scene like that and not get what you want in the moment but to not give up. That’s the idea of what the show is about.”
‘Glee’ is doing Taylor Swift and more info from the TV Academy panel
Taylor Swift and “Glee,” together at last: Ryan Murphy spilled the beans during the “Glee” cast’s screening and panel at the TV Academy on Tuesday, May 1 that Swifty’s music will finally appear on the FOX hit. Two characters will duet on the song “Mean” during an upcoming episode.
Who, exactly, will sing the Swift song? Read on for that and more delightful tidbits Zap2it gleaned from the panel, including the pranks the cast plays on newbies, how Nene Leakes‘ guest role came to be and the trouble with Amber Riley and Chord Overstreet kissing. The entire cast was in attendance (Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Harry Shum Jr., Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Matthew Morrison and Dot Marie Jones) aside from Dianna Agron and Mark Salling, who were stuck on set filming.
Everyone’s envious of Whoopi Goldberg’s bus.
The actress, who guested as the NYADA dean during “Choke,” notoriously doesn’t fly — instead she has a tour bus that she uses to travel across the country. “I have been on the bus,” Morrison admits. “There’s a toiet but there’s no shower, and there’s just a big back bedroom and an area up front where the driver and her friends hang out and huge TVs. She’s had it since 1994.”