“He would be like, ‘You’re going to be a pop star! What are we going to do? Are we going to, like, go on the road?’” she reminisces. The actor would even give her feedback on studio sessions. “He heard every song and gave me his notes on everything,” Lea confides. “He loved ‘Battlefield’…[but] I would say ‘Burn with You’ was his favorite. He came into the studio that day.” See more pics from the budding diva’s photo shoot and a behind-the-scenes video after the jump. More »
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“The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end,” Murphy told TV Line. ”I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.” More »
“The Quarterback” opens with the entire cast decked in black, in stark contrast to their usual brightly-colored outfits. We learn that it’s been several weeks since Finn’s funeral, with the original Glee gang returning to school to help Will put together a memorial for their departed friend. Despite Principal Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) doing her best to crack wise, it’s clear the cast is having a difficult time getting through this episode. Oh man, this is tough to watch. Especially when Puck (Mark Salling) tears out the tree planted in Finn’s memory out of anger and sadness.
Together, the entire gang sings “Seasons Of Love” from Rent at the prompting of Will (Matthew Morrison), in order to pay the first tribute to their late friend. He tells them, “Memorialize him the way we only way we know how – by singing.” For the rest of the episode, each original cast member has an opportunity to memorialize Finn with a song or a moment alone. More »
The actress, who played Rachel Berry opposite Finn for four seasons, finally spoke about Monteith — quite beautifully, actually — as well as tomorrow’s tribute episode. More »
“Brad [Falchuk] and Ian [Brennan] and I wrote that episode and Brad directed it, and those performances that you’ll see … almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance,” Murphy said at the event, as reported by The Huffington Post. “The actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it. I’ve never seen a crew that you can’t continue shooting because they’ve left the room sobbing. It was very hard.” More »
Naya Rivera Covers The Band Perry’s “If I Die Young” For ‘Glee’ Cory Monteith Tribute Episode: Listen
Other songs featured in the episode, according to MTV: “Make You Feel My Love” (originally by Bob Dylan, covered by Adele) performed by Lea Michele‘s Rachel, “Seasons Of Love” (Rent) performed by the full cast, “I’ll Stand By You” (The Pretenders) performed by Amber Riley‘s Mercedes, “Fire & Rain” (James Taylor) performed by Chord Overstreet‘s Sam and Kevin McHale‘s Artie and “No Surrender” (Bruce Springsteen) performed by Mark Salling‘s Puck. Longtime Gleeks may recall that Monteith also performed his own version of “I’ll Stand By You,” in the Season 1 episode “Ballad.”
The above promo clip for next week’s episode, aptly titled “The Quaterback,” shows various members of the McKinley High student body reacting to the death of Finn while we hear Lea Michele‘s character Rachel Berry singing a particularly somber rendition of Adele‘s version of “Make You Feel My Love.” More »
Investigators on the scene turned up no evidence of foul play. Monteith “had been dead for several hours,” according to the report, and “a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses” were found. More »
Head below to see how the Fab Four’s music played out in Glee‘s first outing of the season. More »
“This summer, on our show Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family,” said Lynch. “Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback turned wide-eyed, heartfelt glee singer. And from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and a genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him.” More »