Glee Season 5 Welcomes Skylar Astin, Lea Michele’s Broadway Pal (PHOTO)
You’ll have to excuse us. Our heads just exploded. We may have just fainted. And we’re pretty sure we won’t be able to move for the next couple minutes or so.
Skylar Astin, the man who romanced Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect with his adorable charm and smooth acapella tunes, is on the Glee set as we speak. And he doesn’t appear to have just stopped by for a visit, either.
On December 11,Darren Criss(Blaine) posted this three-man selfie on Instagram. It’s him, Chord Overstreet (Sam), and Skylar, each staring intently into the camera with their best dramatic face.
“Me, @ChordOverstreet & @SkylarAstin... And a#DramaticSelfie for you all. So glad to have our buddy Skylar on #Glee!” he wrote. He didn’t thank him for stopping by and visiting. He said he was glad to have him “on Glee.” Sounds like a guest star appearance to us!
Also, seeing as Darren and Skylar are both former frontmen of swoon-worthy acapella groups, is it too much to hope for an acapella face-off? That idea sounds aca-awesome to us.
Glee’s leading lady Lea Michele (Rachel) has long been friends with Skylar. The two co-starred together in Broadway’s Spring Awakening, and Lea was very vocal in her support of Skylar when Pitch Perfect hit theaters last fall.
In fact, Lea even revealed that she’s been trying to get Skylar a part on Glee since almost the very beginning. “I wanted them to see him for Brody and for so many characters along the way,” she once said, “but he just has to stop being a movie star and doing so many movies!”
Lucky for Lea, it looks like Skylar’s busy schedule finally opened up. The show is currently filming Season 5, Episode 10: “Trio,” which will also feature NeNe Leakes and Adam Lambert. So many celebrity guest stars, so little time. We can’t wait to see how this episode turns out!