It may only be 24 days until the premiere of Season Five of Glee, however the cast and crew are currently in the middle of filming some of the most harrowing scenes in the history of the show.
Show veteran Kevin McHale, who plays Artie on the show, has called the filming on the tribute episode to Cory Monteith as “extremely emotional” and there have been occasions where the filming is “hard to get through”.
When McHale first read the script for the third episode due to be aired on October 10th, he said he was blown away. He said that there are a number of powerful scenes however he does mention a particular scene which has had an effect on the entire cast. “When [the cast] got the script, we were all reading it together and we were like, ‘Did you get to that one scene.’ And when you see it everyone will know what that one scene is.”
Kevin was also keen to point out that the reactions we will see on the screen are not necessarily how the individual cast members have dealt with the death of their friend in July this year. “Some people aren’t dealing with the loss of Finn, and it’s a difficult thing because in real life none of us were like that,” he tells TV Line. “We were all very much dealing with it.”
We can apparently expect a number of differing reactions to the death of Finn, however that may take place, and that some of the cast are having extremely different reactions due and this is a hard thing to do because he feels it is important to connect with the audience who are also grieving for a lost idol. However he is quick to say that “Ryan Murphy & Co. are staying true to the characters, and that’s the smart thing to do.”
Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the cast and crew of Glee at this difficult time.
Glee Season Five returns to Fox on September 26 at 9/8C. The tribute episode “The Quarterback” is due to air on October 10.