Today Hypable participated in roundtables with the cast of Fox’s Glee! The cast and crew happily spilled new information about the upcoming fourth season.
Lea Michele, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, and show writer Ian Brennan spoke with Hypable about what’s to come in season 4. Darren Criss and Cory Montieth were also present for press, but the latter suffered a “tooth ache” halfway through his rounds and Criss simply ran out of time before the fan panel.
To get this information to you as quickly as possible, we’re providing our notes in list format.
- “I think Rachel works best when she’s against all odds. She has to fight her way through something is when she rises to the top. Starting at the beginning of season four she’s very alone, but it’ll get her to a very great place.”
- “We have a good idea of where Finn and Rachel are going. We want to see what it’s like for them to be apart for a while now. I think that’s the dynamic we’ve seen over the series where we pull them apart, put them back together, etc. They will always be involved with one another whether or not they’re dating. They’ll be in contact.”
- Lea thinks it’ll be different being all apart for this upcoming season for the first time. “There were so many of us by the end. About 20 in the choir room. Now Rachel will be in one location, the other characters will be elsewhere. We won’t be shooting together as much but we can’t stay away from one another for long.”
- “It’s really exciting. It’s a challenge I’m excited to take on. The fans will be excited to see Rachel in college. I think she won’t be alone for long – she’ll be surrounded by familiar faces soon.”
- Rachel has a challenging dynamic with Kate Hudson, who stars in the first few episodes.
- Lea and Naya have been campaigning for Rachel and Santana to go to school together, and “I really hope and think that will happen.”
- On the wide range of music she sings for the show: “I know the first episode I’ll do classy and the next one I’ll be doing super pop. I love how in one episode I can sing a Broadway standard and then the next do “Push It” by Salt-n-Pepa.”