Amy Yasbeck has shared some words of wisdom regarding the future of Glee in the wake of Cory Monteith’s sudden death.
Yasbeck was married to the late, great John Ritter, who passed away while shooting the popular sitcom 8 Simple Rules. The cast and crew of 8 Simple Rules decided to proceed with the filming of the show sans its leading man, as they believed that that was Ritter would have wanted.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Yasbeck stated that she believes Glee should proceed in the same fashion.
“It was really important for ‘8 Simple Rules’ to go on because John cared about not just the audience at home, which is one thing, but all those people on the set that have jobs,” Amy revealed to Access. “It’s not just the actors that show up… there’s sound, there’s light, there’s makeup…”
Amy, a Cincinnati native who just so happens to be close friends with Romy Rosemont who plays Cory’s mom, Carol, on Glee, stated that what really matters in the aftermath of tragedies like this is the big picture.
"It’s like a village and you’re a part of that village. When somebody passes away or leaves for any reason, there’s a threat to the rest of the people and their jobs and their lives," the actress stated. "If there’s a classy way to do it, it’s so great to go on."
Yasbeck was married to her Problem Child costar for four years until his sudden death due to aortic dissection on September 11, 2003.