Glee creator Ryan Murphy knows whenever he opens his mouth to spill show secrets, we Gleeks are going to listen! He’s talking everything—from the Britney Spears episode, Javier Bardem joining the cast, to who we can expect on the Christmas episode! Check out the scoop below!
On the Christmas episode: Murphy says Susan Boyle is confirmed for the episode! He tells People , “Susan is on the same label as us and is a fan of the show. She’s coming out with a Christmas album, so the story I want to do in our Christmas episode is to have Kurt give her some sort of fantastic makeover and have her sing a song that’s from her album on the show.”
On casting Javier Bardem: “He requested it,” said Murphy. “I think he bought the first 13 episodes on DVD and became obsessed with it. He said it was like crack. And he’s such a ham that it totally makes sense to me that he would want to sing and dance. I think he’s going to play some demented Spanish rock star substitute teacher something, but I don’t know — we haven’t figured that out yet.”
On the Britney episode: “She is arguably the most important female, other than Lady Gaga, of the last ten years,” Murphy said, noting the show will showcase “not only her music but about her public image. Many of the kids on the show went into singing and dancing because of her. Also at the heart of it, it’s a show designed to show off the skills of Heather Morris, who plays [Glee's cheerleader] Brittany.” The episode, he said, was Spears’s idea. “I just think that she loves what the show is about, that the show’s about paying tribute to pop culture in a very loving, respectful, kind way. She responded to that.”
So exciting! And even more good news is that Sir Paul McCartney is apparently a huge fan as well! “I was gob-smacked,” said Murphy, “so of course we are going to do something with him.”
The whole world seems to be Gleeking out!