Lea Michele is taking on Ariana Grande in the upcoming episode of Glee and we have your exclusive first listen of “Break Free” right here on JJJ! This week’s all new episode will be revolving around a high-strung, demanding tween (J.J. Totah) who requests that the members of New Directions perform at his Bar Mitzvah, and the glee club must band together for its first public performance.
It’s almost time to say Glee-bye.
This past Saturday, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and the rest of the groundbreaking Glee cast said a sad farewell to William McKinley High School as they finished filming their very last day of the series.
“Oh, my God. Well, we just wrapped it last night and tears were flowing like blood in a red wedding,” Colfer confessed to ETonline at an Oscars after-party on Sunday night. “I wasn’t even expecting it to be so emotional, but it was pretty emotional.”
Colfer continued, “You know, it was the first time I had ever wrapped a show. So hearing the series wrap on my name was really interesting.”
Following the wrap party — which was a Glee-themed carnival on the Paramount Studios lot in L.A. — the 24-year-old actor shared a photo with his fans of the empty auditorium with the caption, “And that’s a wrap! #Glee #6Seasons #BestCastandCrew #Family.”
Another fan-favorite also returned to bid adieu to the New Directions. Jonathan Groff, who played the hilariously haughty Jesse St. James, revealed that the mood on set was “happy-sad” on the final day of filming.
“I was there for the final shot and it was really emotional and celebratory,” Groff spilled to ETonline. “It was really special. I felt really lucky to be bearing witness to that. Those guys do an hour-long show for 22 episodes and they’ve been doing it for seven years. That’s a lot of hours clocked. So I think it was a really special moment for everybody.”
Groff celebrated this bittersweet moment with Michele, his off-screen BFF at the top of the Glee ferris wheel.
And just in case you weren’t already on the verge of bawling your eye out, you’ll want to grab a whole box of tissues when you see the touching momento Michele took from set.
The petite star shared a picture of her leaving the lot and carrying Finn’s (Cory Monteith) framed WMHS football jersey with the caption, “One last thing” followed by a heart.
Glee airs Fridays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
We’ve already started crying.
As we all know, Glee is coming to an end.
And just yesterday, the cast and crew gathered for their final day of shooting. Yes, their absolute last day of filming.
“We just wrapped about an hour ago,” Matthew Morrison exclusively told me late last night at the Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscar party at the Montage in Beverly Hills. “It was a tough day. I’m not going to cry now because I kind of got it all out, but it was a really tough day.”
Morrison sings the final song in the final scene of the series finale. “I’m not going to spoil anything by telling you what song”, but Morrison said, “It was a beautiful send-off. But it was tough. I was singing to all the kids and Amber Riley starts crying and I’m like, ‘Come on, don’t do this to me right now.’ And then Lea Michele starts crying and then Darren Criss and Chris Colfer.”
Morrison had to rush from the set to get to the Montage to perform a number from his upcoming coming Broadway return, Finding Neverland (more on that later).
“There were a lot of hugs and a lot of tears,” he said, adding, “It’s been an amazing almost seven years.”
It certainly has.
See you on Broadway, Mr. Morrison.