‘Glee’ season 5: Ryan Murphy on emotional impact of Cory Monteith tribute episode

Take a look -We hope that you have been doing your best to prepare yourself for the emotional impact of the Cory Monteith tribute episode of “Glee” that is coming up next week. Based on what we are hearing, this is going to be an episode that will almost surely leaves you in tears if you are a fan of Monteith and his character of Finn Hudson. It is apparently one that was so difficult for the cast and crew to work on that various members of the crew had to occasionally stop work just so that they could deal with the tears and pain of it all. If this is not enough evidence of just what Cory meant to this show’s community, we don’t quite know what is.

Murphy reportedly took a few minutes after a screening party for the “American Horror Story: Coven” premiere, and tried to explain a little bit about the emotions that went into this “Glee” episode, and just what this meant to everyone working on the show:

“The episode is called ‘The Quarterback,’ and Cory really was that to that group of people — and to me particularly. That group of kids particularly went through the limelight and became world famous at a very difficult age, and many of them really struggled with it.”

Before his death, and even with the battle against his own personal demons being on going, Cory was long thought to be an emotional leader to the cast in many ways. He helped them get through some hard times, and was also kind and gracious to everyone that he came in contact with. One of the benefits that he brought going into the show were the difficulties that he went through in life, as they helped him be so grateful for this opportunity to finally have a breakout gig like this.

In case you missed it yesterday, click here if you want to watch the full promo for this episode; also, we will have some more scoop related to the show shortly so be sure to check back.

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