The stars of Fox’s wildly popular Glee look like quite the fashion collective inside the pages of Vogue’s September issue. The cast has been named the spokespeople for “Fashion’s Night Out,” the annual fall ritual that “celebrates style and shopping, the joys of inventing your own look and having a ball while doing so.”
Glee creator Ryan Murphy dished on creating the looks for each character and Lea Michele’s red carpet evolution. Two of the show’s biggest stars, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (who won a 2011 Golden Globe for his role), also talked fashion. Highlights below:
Ryan Murphy on his vision for each character’s individual style:
“From the beginning, I asked the costume designer to give each of these kids an archetypal identity. We didn’t want them to look like generic mall kids. Now their looks are being copied! On the show, they don’t get to wear designer clothes, except for Chris. In fact, people ask me all the time, ‘Where does he get those clothes in Ohio?’”
“When Glee started, I had no idea who Marc Jacobs was. In no way was I a fashion person! I did all my shopping at my small-town Target. Maybe if I dressed better I wouldn’t have had such a hard time in school. Now, as Kurt, I get to wear all these amazing things, by people whose names I can’t even pronounce.”
“I would never wear a sweater with an animal face!”
Ryan Murphy on Lea Michele’s evolving look:
“When I met Lea, she was only sort of interested in clothes— but in the last two years she’s become a red-carpet star. I think what happened is Lea went to an event, and someone said, ‘Oh, you look pretty.’ It was an interesting moment for her.”
Sidenote: Where is Amber Riley?!
Sad, but realistic.
After rumors erupted that most of the kids from Glee would be leaving the show in the next season, fans went pretty much cray-cray demanding an explanation. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced that the show’s three biggest stars, Cory Monteith (Finn), Lea Michele (Rachel), and Chris Colfer (Kurt), will graduate from McKinley High at the end of season 3.
“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic, or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”
“The thing that I wanted to do and the cast wanted to do, we didn’t want to have a show where they were in high school for 8 years. We really wanted it to be true to that experience. We thought it would be really cool if we were true to the timeline.”
Murphy’s plan is to add new characters each new season. Come season 3, Darren Criss (Blaine) is promoted to season regular and the winner of The Glee Project will make his or her debut. Unfortunately, series regular Chord Overstreet has been cut from the show completely, but may return for some guest spots. Boo! I was looking forward to the Sam-Mercedes storyline!
What do you think of all of this? Do you think having the show’s biggest stars graduate will be a blessing or a curse??
Start preparing your goodbyes now, Gleeks! Glee creator Ryan Murphy has announced that a majority of the cast will probably be gone by 2012 since their characters will be graduating from high school. From there, a new generation will start with current cast member Chord Overstreet (Sam) as the lead. Here’s exactly what Murphy had to say:
“Every year we’re going to populate a new group. There’s nothing more depressing than a high schooler with a bald spot. I think you have to be true to the fact that here is a group of people who come and go in these teachers’ lives – they graduate and they’re gone. When some of them finish their run at high school it will be very teary episodes. For me it will be particularly tough but a new crop (of actors) will come in. I was concerned about that (whether to have characters graduate and leave the show) because those kids caught on so quickly – but I think one of the things I’m very happy we’ve been able to do this years is we’ve brought in new characters. I think if you can keep regenerating – and I didn’t think we could – I didn’t know if people would want those characters (like Sam) but they do.”
I think this is a logical move. A lot of the cast members are getting older already, so it only makes sense. But it will be sad to see them go….that is my show!!! Do you think this is a good move?