Ryan Murphy Confirms: Anne Hathaway to Appear on Glee

at . Comments

Glee enjoyed a huge night at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, taking home two trophies for acting (congrats, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch!) and also winning for Best Comedy or Musical.

But creator Ryan Murphy delivered even more exciting news on the red carpet: he confirmed that Anne Hathaway really will guest star this season.

Murphy didn't reveal the date of this episode, nor did he go into detail about Hathaway's character. But he did say the actress created the part for herself, meaning she'll likely come on board as Kurt's gay aunt, a role Hathaway has said she wants to play.

Up next: Julie Andrews?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


When the I saw the britney episode... That was enough for me. I'm done with this show... why do they need to have a lot of guest stars! Come on... Murphy, Why don't you use your regular cast! All of them!


Here's what Ryan Murphy should do to make this show even more "successful": 1. Change the name of this show to: "The High School Musical Celebrity Show." 2. Remove every main cast member (as well as Harry Shum Jr. and Chord Overstreet) with the exception of Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Jane Lynch, and especially Chris Colfer. 3. Add the following guest stars as students/teachers/substitutes/random characters: Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kanye West, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Mel Gibson, Daniel Radcliffe, Tobey Maguire, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laurence Olivier, Helen Mirren, Betty White, Daniel Craig, Teri Hatcher, Ricky Martin, Margaret Cho, Christian Bale, Taio Cruz, Usher, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, Celine Dion, and ESPECIALLY: Justin Bieber. When these steps are followed, Glee will become the most watched show in history, even topping all charts! Isn't that such an awesome idea?! >_< (nothing against these stars of course, with the exception of Justin Bieber. It's Ryan Murphy who is to blame!)


Okay I love Anne Hathaway and I'm all for her guest starring but I do agree about it being more about Kurt AGAIN or STILL. Honestly, enough is enough! Nothing against him but it would be better if Anne came on board as an arc for another character. This season so far has just been about Kurt and in the end they ended up forcing other characters SL because they ran out of time. Finchel break-up especially came out of nowhere. Don't even wanna talk about Wilma and the disastrous Sectionals.


Totally agree with Shane and Angry Snake, as much as I like Anne Hathaway I'm just getting so sick of them stunt casting and making it worst by having another character to join Kurt's arc. So many characters are being shunted this season, and the characters are what made the fans love the show. Sidelining them for one character is extremely risky, even in regards of those who love Kurt (as I do), you run the risk of viewers growing sick of him. The beauty of having such diverse characters is that there is no need to focus solely on the one character, something Mr Murphy seems to have forgotten this season.
I want more Mercades, Artie and maybe to deepen Mike's role a little (all we know of his character is he's Asian and an awesome dancer).


Just rename the show "The Kurt Hummel and friends show" and be done with it. It isn't Glee anymore. Why do we need to know EVEN MORE about Kurt? The show has made me sick to death of him and he used to be one of my faves. There are other cast members; they sing in a glee club, remember Ryan? Or are straight people too boring to write for? All the show ever talks about is Kurt's sexuality as if that is all there is. I miss season 1 Kurt when he was a rounded character who wasn't being used as an obvious symbol, crying and being brave gets boooooooooooring to watch. We get it. Move on. I used to love this show, now I dread it. Love Anne Hathaway, but no. Stop with the stunt casting and write for the cast that you are ignoring. Write the show that everyone liked so much. This season is NOT the reason people love the show; we are all just hanging in there in hopes it will revert back to first season form. That hope is dying quick.


NO! NO! NO!!!! I like Anne Hathaway, but she is not for Glee! Why must everything focus on anything Kurt and Kurt-related stuff?! There are so many underused main cast members, and they all have potential storylines washed down the drain! Why is it all about Guest Stars now? Plus, Anne Hathaway is way too young to be Kurt's aunt (even younger than Harry Shum Jr., Cory Monteith and Mark Salling, all of whom are months older than her), so she should be better off as a student!!! Who's next, a random appearance by Nicki Minaj while kicking out Tina the same way Matt was kicked out?

Tags: ,

Glee Quotes

[to Finn] You know, I don't really know what's going to happen between us, but I know that you used to be the guy that would make me feel like the most special girl in the whole world, and it doesn't feel that way anymore. Now it just feels sad and confusing. And the worst part is that it doesn't even feel that bad anymore.


I'm engorged with venom, and triumph.