Kate Hudson, 33, is gearing up for a guest-starring role on ‘Glee’ when it returns in September for it’s fourth season.
Creator Ryan Murphy tweeted a picture from the set yesterday, showing Kate Hudson and Lea Michele on set!
Ryan Tweeted, “GLEE exclusive: @msleamichele and Kate Hudson on the NYADA set. Kate had chandelier approval. ;)”
Kate’s appearance on the hit FOX show was announced last May, and the Oscar-nominee will appear on six episodes. Lea is thrilled at the casting news! “I am so excited! OMG! I’m so obsessed with her! I love her! She’s one of the greatest comedic actresses right now and I just think she’s so great…so I can’t wait to work with her!” Michele told ET at Comic-Con. (Why was ‘Glee’ at Comic-Con?)
Kate will play Cassandra July, the ‘negative-reinforcement’ practicing dance instructor and mentor to Lea’s character, Rachel Berry.
Sarah Jessica Parker will also make a guest appearance at the beginning of the season as a journalist running Vogue.com, and a mentor for Kurt, played by Chris Colfer.
Kate Hudson and her "Muse" frontman hubby, Matt Bellamy, arrive at LAX in Los Angeles, California on July 20th
I have some disappointing news for some ‘Glee’ fans! According to creator Ryan Murphy, we’ll soon be saying goodbye to the McKinley High seniors, because they’re graduating and moving on in May 2012!
Speaking on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Friday, Murphy said that the upcoming Season 3 will be senior year for the original cast.
“I don’t think of it in terms of eliminating or replacing. Because I think the thing about this cast is people love them and they are incredibly talented. They’ve left sort of an indelible mark,” he said.
“The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn’t want to have a show where they were in high school for eight years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline.”
Murphy revealed that Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch will stay with the show beyond Season 3, with their characters Will Schuester and Sue Sylvester acting as “the male and female lynchpins of the series.”
The empty spots will be filled by newbies who’ll be seeded into the show throughout next season — casting calls have already gone out for an “Adele-meets-Susan-Boyle” type among others — including the winner of spin-off competition show ‘The Glee Project,’ who’ll get a seven-episode story arc in the fall.
Summing up the revolving door policy at ‘Glee,’ Murphy said “I think the fun thing about the show is it’s a celebration of youth and talent and I think that just like with the original cast, I think finding those young unknown people and giving them an opportunity to break into the business and become stars is a really fun and exciting thing and is the spirit of the series.”
‘Glee’ Season 3 is due to premiere in September on Fox.
I think this is either genius or lunatic. Everyone has fallen in love with Rachel, Quinn, Finn and Puck! How will the public react to them leaving, and bringing on a whole new cast?