Gwyneth Paltrow To Return To 'Glee'
Gwyneth Paltrow is coming back for more “Glee.”
The Oscar winner will reprise her role as McKinley High’s favorite substitute teacher, Holly Holiday, for a second episode, Gwyneth revealed to Access Hollywood on Sunday during the press junket for her new film, “Country Strong.”
“I’m going to do one more,” Gwyneth revealed to Access’ Maria Menounos. “I signed up for two… so I’m excited!”
The actress also talked about the perks – and challenges – of her guest appearances.
“Just the incredible challenge of getting off a plane, going to record four songs immediately in one afternoon, and then having to learn all the dance numbers in like 20 minutes,” she said when asked what was the best part of being on the show. “I love Ryan Murphy, he’s an old friend of mine and I was just in awe of everybody’s talent and getting to work with Jane Lynch and Matt Morrison is so adorable and all the kids — it was just great. It was really fun.”
So much fun, in fact, that Gwyneth decided to make it a family affair.
“My kids came out and my daughter fell in love with Heather [Morris] who plays Brittany and whenever she sees a ‘Glee’ thing she’s like, ‘It’s Heather!’ and her friends are like ‘What?’” Gwyneth explained. “I’m like, ‘Oh God, let’s not explain.’”
No word on when her second episode will be taped or air.
While Gwyneth was ecstatic to rejoin the cast, calling her “Glee” gig “the best job ever,” at least one of her co-stars is sure to be equally thrilled to have her back.
“Gwyneth Paltrow is a genius,” Matthew Morrison told Access in November after the actress’ first episode aired. “Who knew that she was such a triple threat? Great dancer, great singer, obviously a great actress — I just had the best time.”
In her first “Glee” go-around, Gwyneth performed a rousing version of Cee Lo Green’s hit, “Forget You,” then joined Matthew for a splashy mash-up of Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” and the timeless “Singin’ in the Rain.”
“Our set is kind of like a playground — especially [for] the ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ number,” Matthew said, of filming the aquatic-themed track with Gwyneth on a water-filled stage. “We were just having so much fun like, splashing each other, getting each other wet. It was fun!”
“Glee” will return with all new episodes following the Super Bowl, when Katie Couric will join the cast for a cameo.
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