If you're like us, you can't wait to see John Stamos guest star on Glee tomorrow night. The talented actor (who can actually sing!) has been cast as Emma's new boyfriend and he totally loves working on Glee. Sorry, haters. Just get used to it.
"I hate to be one of the actors who gushes about every single thing they do, but honestly, it's so much fun. The kids are really funny, really smart.
John must have known he was in special company during his very first day on the job. "My first day was my part of the fantasy sequence, and Heather Morris (Glee's Brittany) is doing a full-on Britney (Spears) sort of stripper dance on me. She was in a full Britney outfit from Toxic. I'm still me, but then you're dropped in this world of Glee — just lifted up and dropped into the school. Halfway through this scene, you look around and go, 'Wow, I've been dropped into Glee.'"
John says his dentist character is different from anything he's ever done before. "He's sort of the coolest guy in a really, really small pond. So that gives me a chance to be sort of dorky. I think he thinks he's a lot cooler than he is, which is fun to play. He's a 'bro' guy; he hasn't even graduated to 'dude' yet. He's like, 'Let's talk this out, bro to bro.' He's got a lot of enthusiasm. In other shows, they wanted me to really be the cool guy or the charming guy. This guy wants to be that guy, but he misses the mark."
Still, just because he's a pro, doesn't mean he doesn't need some extra prep time. "My secret (on Glee) is that — they don't even know and I hope they're not reading this — I faked I was sick for a week and I went to my singing coach and sang every day. Then they said, 'Come in for the dance,' and I was like, 'I'm sort of sick today, can you just show me?' I videotaped it, and I rented out a studio, and I've been going there every single night. I'm not a natural singer and dancer. I can get to the finish line, but it takes me a lot longer than everyone else."