Alert the Emmy voters because Glee is recruiting one hell of a guest star. The fabulous Bette Midler may appear on the FOX series, according to Vulture. Glee creator Ryan Murphy asked Midler if she would she would join the show while both were attending the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards…and the Divine Miss M said yes!
Already brainstorming her potential role, Midler later tweeted at Murphy, “I have one vote for Rachel’s grandmother. Hmmmm. I’m thinking. I’m thinking.”
Bette Midler playing Lea Michele’s grandmother would be fantastic, but that leads to the question: Which side of the family tree is she on? Idina Menzel has frequently appeared on the series as Rachel’s birth mother, while Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell played her dads during season three.
Midler is a three-time Grammy winning artist who has racked up two Oscar nominations, four Golden Globes, three Emmys and a special Tony Award. Her film highlights include The Rose, The First Wives Club, Hocus Pocus, Beaches, Stella, Ruthless People and For the Boys. She also produced the recent Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Check out Midler performing one of her signature tunes, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” on The Tonight Show below!