Jane Lynch says the Glee team have a “big job ahead” saying goodbye to Cory Monteith.
The actor-and-singer was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room last month after taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and heroin.
Cory played much-loved character Finn Hudson in the hit TV show, and executives confirmed earlier this month that Cory will be written out by episode three of the forthcoming season.
Jane is dreading working on the special episode dedicated to Finn, and is yet to look at the script.
“It is at home waiting to be read,” she told the New York Daily News. “Gosh, I have no idea how to do it. I am glad it is not my call, because not only are we saying goodbye to him, but the audience is saying goodbye to him, too, not just Cory but to Finn. It’s really sad. They have a big job ahead of them.”
Show executives revealed earlier in the month that in light of Cory’s passing, filming for Glee had been delayed and season five will now premiere at the end of September.
Creator Ryan Murphy also explained producers had considered addressing Cory’s drug overdose “directly” on Glee.
However, the screenwriter-and-producer has now revealed they will make Finn’s death more ambiguous.
“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 [that] 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,’” he told E! News.
“That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.”
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