Matthew Morrison: Cory Monteith “Grew More Than Any Other Person” on Glee
The Glee cast and crew is preparing to shoot the show’s sixth and final season next month, so it’s only natural that the actors might start to look back on the past five plus years and reflect on the dramedy that changed their lives.
Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) recently chatted with JournalNow.com by phone from his home in New York and talked about what the late Cory Monteith (Finn) brought to Glee. “He (Monteith) was a huge part of the show, and he really connected with a lot of people,” Matt said. As a but of a mentor to the “kids,” Matt also noted that he loved watching Cory improve as an actor during his four seasons on the dramedy. “And, for me, watching him grow on the show was gratifying. He grew more than any other person on the show.”
Looking ahead to Season 6, Matt confirmed that the final season’s run will be much shorter than the tradition 22-episode order, which isn’t unexpected considering Glee won’t return to TV until sometime in early 2015. “Next year we’re doing 13 episodes,” he dished. “We’re coming to our last season. I’m incredibly proud of the ride that it’s taken us all on. It dealt with sensitive issues that adults and young people go through. I’m very proud to have been part of a show like that.”
As for what lies ahead afterGlee, Matt explained, “I grew up on the stage, and it feels like what I was born to do. I feel most alive; I feel like I’m my true, authentic self on stage, and I’m a happy person.”
We don’t know if there are any plans for him to return to the stage just yet, but it certainly sounds like that’s where he’s headed. “I want to start performing for the people again,” he said in conclusion.
Are you psyched for Matt’s probable return to the stage, or are you still in denial that Glee is coming to an end in a few months? Weigh in below!