Ryan Murphy considered and ultimately decided against having 'Glee's Finn Hudson die from a drugs overdose like Cory Monteith, the actor who played him, did.
Ryan Murphy considered and rejected having Cory Monteith's 'Glee' character die from a drug overdose.
The show creator made the difficult decision to kill off Finn Hudson after Cory, 31, died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol last month and while he considered having art imitate life, Ryan ultimately chose to focus on celebrating Finn's life.
He told Deadline: ''There were a lot of things that we had to decide - how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose - that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, 'This episode is about a celebration of that character's life.' That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.''
While returning to work without Cory was difficult for the cast and crew, Ryan believes shooting the tribute episode will be even more trying.
He sad: ''It's been a difficult circumstance because we basically went straight from the memorial into [reworking] the two Beatles episodes, which I think are fun and optimistic, that we had always had planned. The cast and crew have had solace in being together. They've been holed up doing those Beatles numbers. There's been tears on set. It's been hard for a lot of people. But the really difficult thing is coming. We start shooting the memorial episode this week. We're just now finishing it, and at the end of the week we'll send it to [the studio 20th Century Fox Television] to get their approvals. But I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it's a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve. After that, we're going to take two weeks or three weeks down to get our heads together because it's been a really hard thing to write. We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around. We're trying to craft an episode that's not just about us grieving but about a lot of the young fans grieving.''
Wholesome stories from a national treasure.
Check out his new album 'Super Thinking' now.
False Advertising popped down to The Forum in Tunbridge Wells to showcase their incendiary live show.
Listen to new single 'Girls' now.
Squeeze came to the South-East coast to entertain a packed out Leas Cliff Hall.
The band won't play another tour until they can go completely green.
Following the release of their Consequences EP, we spoke to London band IYEARA.
Kai Whiston is back already with his second album of his own 'No World As Good As Mine', and this time he has the help of organic instruments.
Her debut album The Witching Hour is out soon.
Feet are mid-tour and promoting their debut album, and tonight they played Ramsgate Music Hall with support from local band Malpractice.
Famed for performing one of her own songs as her opening gambit on The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan rocked up at the Booking Hall as part of her UK and...
After nearly thirty years since his first solo record Mark Lanegan has just released one of his very best and there's not many artists who can claim...
Listen to their new single 'People Change'.
For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.
'Devour You' is a fantastic follow up to Starcrawler's debut album and represents a move on in terms of sound and, in part, direction.