Ryan Murphy Talks “Glee” Tribute to Cory Monteith
With the new season of “Glee” fast approaching, creator Ryan Murphy says they’ve figured out how to deal with the absence of the late Cory Monteith's character Finn.
In a new blog post, Murphy notes that the decision on what to do was extremely difficult, and in the end everyone just wants to honor Monteith’s memory and ensure that the show will go on.
Ryan penned, “There were a lot of things that we had to decide — how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that.”
“Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character's life.’ That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.”
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