Cast Returns to ‘Glee’ Set Following Death of Cory Monteith
‘Glee’ won’t be the same without Cory Monteith — not for the fans, not for the crew and certainly not for the cast.
The cast braced themselves for a possibly painful return to the Fox hit’s set following Monteith’s untimely passing. Though there’s still a lot of sadness, the group are tight knit and getting back to work.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Radio (via Handbag.com), Colfer said everyone is trying to remain strong in the face of the shocking loss they’re facing.
“I know we’ve always come together — always — in the past, because we are such a family in the cast and the crew,” Colfer said.
He added, “I’m assuming things will be very different, and I’m sure they’ll be difficult at first. But … we’ll see. I think I’m positive.”
Meanwhile, a source told E! News (via EntertainmentWise) yesterday (Aug. 5), “Today was first day back. Last week was rehearsals but today was first official day of production on new season. Everything went as well as it could have. Very emotional but everyone is starting to move forward. Getting back on track.”
Another source quipped, “It was business as usual.”
Show writer, director and producer Brad Falchuk posted the following:
Day one season five. Something very big missing but everyone is happy to be together and back to work. pic.twitter.com/jtLWHJujS4
— BradFalchuk (@BFalchuk) August 5, 2013
Meanwhile, Monteith’s on and offscreen love, Lea Michele, voiced her enthusiasm over a song she recorded for the show.
Couldn't have picked a more beautiful & perfect song to start the year with..
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 5, 2013
Our thoughts remain with Monteith and his loved ones at the time.