Matthew Morrison Weighs In On The Likelihood Of A ‘Glee’ Reboot
Written by Huffingtonpost on April 7, 2020
The doorways closed on McKinley Excessive Faculty 5 years in the past. That’s when the Fox present “Glee” aired its closing episode, wrapping up long-running storylines and offering a glimpse into the way forward for characters followers got here to know and love.
A part of the finale discovered McKinley reworked right into a performing arts college with Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) as principal. It was a becoming finish to the musical comedy, which adopted members of the New Instructions glee membership as they confronted off in opposition to competing choir teams and navigated the highs and lows of highschool and past.
Morrison, for one, has fond recollections of the sequence, however on the similar time, it’s all a little bit of a blur. Trying again now, he says, it’s laborious to distinguish among the many episodes, significantly due to the best way the present ― heavy on choreography and music ― was filmed.
“It felt like one lengthy present to me … For us, we shot these episodes not one episode on the time,” he instructed HuffPost at Construct Collection throughout a March go to to debate his new album, “Disney Dreamin’.” “The present was so laborious to movie. We did 16 hours a day — within the recording studio, dance rehearsals and the filming of it as effectively.”
“Glee” was not solely a rankings hit, however it was additionally nominated for 19 Emmys and 4 Golden Globe awards. Now out there on streaming, “Glee,” which ran from 2009 to 2015, is being launched to a brand new viewers for the primary time. When requested whether or not he thinks the sequence would nonetheless have the identical relevancy if it debuted for the primary time right now, Morrison wasn’t so positive.
“It hit at a sure second, and I suppose to reply your query I might say no as a result of I really feel prefer it was so well timed when it got here. I really feel like we have been all prepared for it,” he stated. “I really feel just like the underdog story was so prevalent and whoever was within the White Home was so prevalent. Yeah, it was a sure second.”
All through its run, “Glee” tackled matters starting from sexuality and relationship to familial relationships and inclusion.
“That was the very best a part of the present for me since you see the consequences,” Morrison stated. “I name it the ‘Glee’ impact that it has on highschool bullying, on being homosexual in highschool, and all that stuff. And for me, simply to see the worldwide impression the present had. I feel it’s as a result of music is the language all of us communicate. So, that present did so effectively internationally and I feel it opened folks’s eyes. The proper factor I can consider is a household sitting down and watching that present and having a dialog afterward, simply speaking about what they only noticed. It was a surprising present to be part of and what a legacy to go away behind.”
With that, might Morrison ever think about getting the solid again collectively for a reboot?
“I can’t. Simply because actually there’s a lot tragedy that occurred with the present, as effectively with a few solid members passing away and I don’t know if this could be the precise time,” he stated, referring to the deaths of actors Cory Monteith (who performed Finn) and Mark Salling (who performed Puck).“If something I really feel like there can be a very cool profit live performance the place all of us received collectively to lift cash for a very nice trigger.”
Take a look at the total Construct Collection interview under, the place Morrison discusses his new Disney covers album, guest-starring on “American Horror Story” and extra.
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