Kevin McHale, Harry Shum Jr. Talk GLEE's 100th Episode
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Glee stars Harry Shum, Jr. and Kevin McHale spoke about the show's upcoming 100th milestone episode. The special will see the return of Amber Riley, who portrayed Mercedes, Mark Salling, who portrayed Puck and Heather Morris, who portrayed Brittany as well as Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth who will reprise her hilarious role as April Rhodes, a figure from Will's (Matthew Morrison) high school days of Glee club. Creator Ryan Murphy recently announced that Dianna Agron, who playEd Quinn on the FOX musical dramedy will also return.
"All season I've been going, 'This is my 92nd episode, this is my 93rd,'" McHale told the site. "Growing up, I'd always see how 'Friends' and all these shows go on and on and on. They talk about going hundreds of episodes and I never thought I'd be a part of something like that."
The actor shared that the one-hour special will be "hilarious" and will resurrect some of the show's former storylines "There are some of those Santana and Brittany moments that we've all been missing," he said. "I'm a fan of those story lines, too, so I'm excited for people to see that."Shum and McHale agreed that they can envision a future for the original characters, possibly in New York City, where Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) currently reside. McHale said Artie and some of the show's other characters will move there after graduation, however they did not give details as to what's in store for the second half of Season 5 when it returns in February.
Glee fans recently had the opportunity to participate in the "GLEE 100th GLEEKS CHOICE: You Vote. We Remix Promotion" and voting for their favorite musical numbers from among 30 songs performed over the past five seasons. "I think we have some of the most dedicated fans," Shum said of the Gleeks.
The Top 10 fan-chosen Glee songs from the past will be re-mixed and performed by the current members of New Directions in the milestone 100th episode. The episode will focus on McKinley High's latest batch of seniors as they approach graduation and reminisce about their most memorable moments, while singing new versions of these iconic tracks.
Reaching the milestone 100th episode is still a bit of a surprise to McHale who admits that he had doubts about the show's promise initially. "I think we were shocked that anybody even watched the show in the first place," he shared.
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