Posted: 1:57 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy is breaking his silence on the death of Cory Monteith and how the cast is dealing with his on TV and in real life.
In an interview with Deadline, Ryan decided the best way to deal with grief is by returning to work and mourn together. He made that decision with Lea Michele, Cory’s girlfriend.
“We will begin shooting in late August the two shows we had already written, so that people can physically go back to work,” Murphy said. “We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn’s character and follow that with a long hiatus. I don’t know exactly when we will come back, and we are trying out best with this attempt at damage control. We are planning a memorial for the cast and crew sometime this week on the Paramount lot.”
“For many of the people we work with who are very young, and also for the fans of the show, this is probably the first time they have experienced death, and that was not lost on any of us here,” Murphy said. “I understand that everyone has their own way of processing grief. Every possible option was explored, and what we did was look to the people who loved Cory, who worked with him most, and specifically Lea. This is what they wanted to do … Lea has been a leader all through this difficult process.”