Earlier this week, FOX revealed that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson will join “Glee” for guest arcs in Season 4, and two of the show’s continuing stars — Chris Colfer and Lea Michele – cannot wait.
“I’m so excited,” Chris said, responding to the SJP news, while speaking with Access Hollywood at the FOX Upfronts earlier in the week. “I’m such a huge fan. I’m really, really excited and I think what they [have] planned for the two characters is going to be really, really great and the fans are gonna be very, very happy.”
Lea Michele, whose character, Rachel Berry, will graduate on next week’s “Glee” alongside Chris’ Kurt Hummel, hinted that Kate’s six-episode arc will relate to her character’s journey beyond McKinley High.
“I’m so excited and when I spoke to Ryan [Murphy, ‘Glee’s’ co-creator] about it [earlier this week], he was telling me about our storyline, I just about died. We’re coming into our fourth season and to be this excited about our storylines and about the people that we’re getting to work with, I think, is just really awesome and I think she’s incredible. She’s one of the best comedic actresses out there right now and so I can’t wait to work with her and what he has in store for us is so cool.”
“Glee” concludes its third season on Tuesday, May 22 at 9 PM ET/PT, and Lea said graduation was the right move for many of the characters.
“It definitely felt like the proper next step,” Lea said, before hinting at Rachel Berry’s future. “We’ve been working on this show now since 2008, so to get to take these characters to new locations and to be exploring some new material — a little bit more mature and older stuff? As an actor, to get to take a character on a TV show from one location and now welcome her to something new is very rare to see on TV, I feel.”
“Ditto,” Chris chimed in.
This fall, “Glee” will move nights, airing Thursdays at 9 PM, and Lea said it will mean she won’t be able to watch one of the shows she enjoys in real time.
“I’m just going to have to set my DVR for ‘Grey’s [Anatomy],’” she noted.