Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Ryan Murphy
This weekend, Fox announced that the premiere of Glee would be postponed and now series co-creator Ryan Murphy shares more info on the future of Glee and his feelings about the tragic death of co-star Cory Monteith.
Murphy revealed that the he held an emergency intervention with Monteith at his Paramount office in March. Cory resisted the idea of getting treatment and said he wanted to finish out the season. Murphy says he assured Cory that his job would be waiting for him when he got back so Cory left for rehab.
His subsequent death has been very hard on the cast and the crew says Murphy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter:
Once you met Cory, you just sort of instantly fell in love with him because he was both an angel and a devil. He was someone that you just instinctively wanted to protect because you felt like he was a fatherless child, and after a very hard childhood he felt adrift in the world.
Murphy also talked about the producers' struggle to figure out how to deal with the show.
When you’re faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do? Ultimately, we decided the best thing for everyone is to get back to work and be around people who knew him and loved him so that everyone can grieve together.
So what can we expect from Glee this season? Here's what we know so far:
Do you think Glee will be the same without Cory Monteith?
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