Glee Cast (Allegedly) At Odds With Ryan Murphy
By Jon Roth
US Weekly reports that the Glee cast have had their fill of Ryan Murphy's unrealistic demands on set. Take this with a whole shaker full of salt, since everyone's rep denies these statements, almost all of which come from "sources on set," but if US Weekly is to believed, it'll be mutiny at McKinley sometime soon.
Most of the cast complaints stem from working long hours. One verifiable source, Harry Shum, Jr., who plays Mike Chang (also known as 'the guys with great abs') does admit "the 16-hour days are a bit rough." Other sources comment on Murphy's sudden mood swings. There are reports he made Dianna Agron's character unlikeable after she suggested story ideas, and rumors that he screamed at Kristen Chenoweth on set.
The most outrageous anecdote involves Lea Michele telling Murphy she wouldn't participate in the cast's summer tour. Murphy responded by asking which of her friends she wanted him to fire.
Threats like that seem too overblown for reality (maybe that "source" was reading from an upcoming script?), especially when Michele, purported to be ringleader of the showchoir showdown, is constantly Tweeting happily about the show.
We particularly like this one, from December 3: "Happy Saturday everyone! Got a busy work day ahead of me! But first making some coffee & catching up w/ my favorite boss/BFF Ryan Murphy:)"
If you want to start a rumor, how about we use this photo as source material. Anyone want to send us some Sam/Puck slash fiction?
You can thank the newest Glee castmember, Damien McGinty, for this shot.