Sunday, November 29, 2015

'Glee' creator: Dated football players in high school

"Glee" returns to Fox at 8 p.m. Tuesday, but first the cast and show creator Ryan Murphy will be getting the James Lipton index-card treatment on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" at 8 p.m. Monday.

'Glee' creator: Dated football players in high school


“Glee” returns to Fox at 8 p.m. Tuesday, but first the cast and show creator Ryan Murphy will be getting the James Lipton index-card treatment on Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” at 8 p.m. Monday.

And if you always figured Murphy was mining  a few of his own high school issues on the show, you were right.

“ I was an odd creature in high school because I was a target but also I was popular, and that’s because on the sly, I was dating a lot of the football players,” he tells Lipton.

A couple of  other quotable quotes being teased by Bravo, which also released a clip:

Lea Michele, recalling her audition for the show: “I was listening to music and singing ‘On My Own’ in the car and about to pull into the Fox lot and totaled my car at the time. I’m from New York and was driving in LA. I ran up the lot pulling glass out of my hair, and I had nicks on my body.  I ran into the building – and exactly what Rachel Berry would have done – they were like, ‘You don’t need to audition today!’And I said, ‘There is no way that I’m not auditioning.’They didn’t even believe I got in a car wreck!”

Chris Colfer, responding to Lipton’s reminding him he’d said he wanted to be an actor since he was “an embryo”: “Embryo – yes. I used to pose for the sonograms.”

Daily News TV Critic
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting.

Ellen Gray Daily News TV Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter