Brace yourself for Glee's tribute to Cory/Finn *sob*
Hoo boy, tonight’s episode of Glee is going to be tough to watch, as the show officially says farewell to Finn Hudson, played by actor Cory Monteith, who died after overdosing on a lethal heroin-alcohol mix in July.
Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy told TheWrap.com that the cast and crew were so torn up making this episode that almost every scene that will appear in the show was done on the first take — a rarity in television — because the actors would run crying from the set.
“Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance, because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it,” Murphy said.
Emmy voters take note.
“Because you’re seeing what they felt about not just Finn (Monteith’s character), but Cory,” Ryan said. “So I think it’s amazing performances across the board, and everybody went into it with a lot of love.”
The episode, called "The Quarterback," is likely to light up iTunes as well. All proceeds generated by the music will go to Project Limelight Society, an arts organization in Monteith’s native Canada.
In the episode, Monteith’s on-screen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele will sing a slow version of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love. The cast will also sing Seasons of Love from Rent, Naya Rivera will perform the Band Perry’s If I Die Young and James Taylor’s Fire and Rain will be performed by Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale and the cast.