Anne Hathaway is stepping into more comfortable shoes as she takes up the role of Kurt Hummel’s lesbian auntie in Fox TV’s ‘Glee’.
The news was announced after the show scooped several awards at The Golden Globes ceremony, and series creator Ryan Murphy excitedly told the press what was in store.
He said that Hathaway pitched the guest role to him personally and his response was, “Really?’ And she said, ‘Yes.’ So we’re going to do that. We love her.”
Murphy then went on to explain that Hathaway wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. She had fully envisioned the character, the episode for the setting and the songs of choice.
During a conversation in November with Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway talked about the role in Glee, saying, “In my head, I’ve written a part for myself on Glee. In my head I’ve cast myself on Glee and I know what song I’d sing … I would wanna play Kurt’s long-lost aunt, his mother’s sister who is also gay, who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality, and I would sing, “You Are Not Alone,” a song from Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods.”
Award ceremonies have a habit of uniting actors and musicians with tv roles, movies or film scores, and the Golden Globes is no different. Ian Brennan, co-creator and writer for Glee said, See, “It’s the kind of stuff that goes down at the Golden Globes.”
The role seems to echo a real life situation for Hathaway who has supported the gay and lesbian community since she discovered her brother was homosexual. She also abandoned the catholic church over its condemnation of homosexuality.
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