Lea Michele and Cory Monteith were a couple in real life as well as on screen in Glee, so the impact of his loss has hit her doubly hard when returning to the set to film the show’s tribute episode for Cory and his character, Finn. Still, she’s glad to be there because at least the cast (minus Dianna Agron – she’s NOT WELCOME!) have each other for solace.
From TV Week Australia:
“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” she tells TV WEEK Australia.
“We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.”
Asked if she ever considered quitting the show, Lea responds, “Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”
Well, I’m glad she could put on a brave face and that she’s finding some comfort in being back to routine. However, I’ve been side eyeing her over the Dianna Agron thing for a few days, admittedly – I like Dianna and y’all know my feelings only recently softened towards Lea (and not really for nice reasons – I just feel really sympathetic), so she’s inching her way back to my shit list (which I’m sure she cares about). I hope everyone can just find some peace, in whatever way that comes about.
October 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
Glee will be airing its Cory Monteith tribute episode on October 10th before going on a hiatus, and while we’ve already seen a few clips of what’s to come, we now know which songs will be part of the installment, called ‘The Quarterback’.
I’ll embed them below, but for those who aren’t really all that into Glee (like myself) and are wondering how they’re going to handle Finn’s (Monteith’s character) death on the show, well… I don’t know. The cast is going to deal with his “sudden death”, but I have no idea how it’s going to happen. While I don’t like the show, I’ll probably check out that episode.
Man, this is depressing. Lea Michele even does a solo of ‘Make You Feel My Love’. WAHHHHH :( Here are three of the tracks below (there should be six in the episode).
October 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
It’s about goddamn time. Jane Lynch has been brilliant since pretty much forever. She first came onto my radar when I saw her in Christopher Guest‘s Best In Show, in which she played the lesbian dog trainer who was having an affair with Jennifer Coolidge’s character. She was amazing. She also had a great bit part in A Mighty Wind, The 40-Year Old Virgin and tons of others. Still, she didn’t really get popular until she became Sue Sylvester on Glee (one of the only redeeming things about that show).
In any case, apparently her brilliance is finally being recognised and she’s got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Jane’s star is the 2,505th to be unveiled, and (of course) Ryan Murphy was there to celebrate with her and sing her praises, telling reporters:
“She is the hardest-working person on the set… she makes everybody better and everybody happier. She is one of the comedy greats in our business – a true class act.”
Yessss. Love me some Jane Lynch. Speaking of which, has anyone watched that Hollywood Game Night show she’s hosting, or whatever it’s called? I always catch the tail end of it before Big Brother (shh) and think it looks good, but I’ve never watched a full episode.
Anyhoo… congrats to Jane Lynch! Well-deserved!
September 5, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Cory Monteith passed away suddenly last month, and the news left many stunned. Most affected by this was, of course, Lea Michele, his real-life girlfriend and also the on again/off again partner of his on screen character, Finn, in Glee. With season five kicking off in just a few weeks, production has begun on a tribute episode that will deal with the character’s death (and, less directly, with Cory’s).
Lea has remained pretty quiet since his passing – though she did make that really sad and moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards – but she did head to Twitter on Friday to show off Rachel Berry’s ‘Finn’ necklace. Fun fact: Lea herself has a ‘Cory’ necklace that’s nearly identical.
Today… ? pic.twitter.com/K51iTNrqZB
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 23, 2013
This is all so sad and I hope it’s finished soon.
August 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Glee‘s fifth season is going to be a bit of a strange one, what with Cory Monteith’s death and the fact that it is, after all, Glee. However, the show must go on, as they say, and once back from the planned hiatus, some big things are in store, including Demi Lovato joining the show for at least a six episode arc. Apparently she’ll play Dani, an artist who befriends Lea Michele‘s Rachel and Naya Rivera‘s Santana in New York.
From TV Line:
According to sources, Lovato (who turns 21 on Tuesday) will play Dani, a NYC-based struggling artist friend of Rachel and Santana’s. She will also interact frequently with Adam Lambert’s incoming character, and the pair will have several musical numbers together.
Oh right, I forgot Adam Lambert is joining the show, as well. So is Glee going all Will & Grace? I mean, I know they’ve always had “guest stars” and stuff, but take it down a few notches, guys.
I like Demi well enough, I have to say, so I’d be interested to see how she does on the show. Not interested enough to actually watch it, but you know… never say never. This is her first big acting job since Sonny with a Chance.
August 20, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t know why I’m particularly surprised, but the first promo for Glee‘s upcoming fifth season is surprisingly… upbeat. Obviously much of this was probably filmed before the death of Cory Monteith, and of course the show doesn’t revolve around him/his character Finn, but it is a very odd sight to see the usual carefree singing, dancing and tomfoolery considering all that’s happened.
I’m not a Glee fan and have never regularly watched the show (though I do miss The Glee Project on Oxygen – that show was so addicting, sad to say) so I have no feelings about this either way. Apparently the show will be back next month with a two-part Beatles episode followed by the episode dealing with Finn’s death before going on hiatus. Egads.