Glee Stars Dish on Graduating RumorsWednesday, August 10, 2011
"Extra" correspondent Jerry Penacoli sat down with the cast of "Glee" to talk about their upcoming "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" -- and the hoopla surrounding the reports that key cast members Lea Michele, Corey Monteith and Chris Colfer will be "graduating" from the show at the end Season 3.
The show's creator Ryan Murphy recently announced Michele, Monteith and Colfer would be leaving the show after the next season because their characters are seniors and would realistically be exiting high school. But during last week's FOX TCA tour, network executives clarified that it still an ongoing creative process and nothing concrete has been decided.
Michele, who plays overachiever Rachel Berry, understands the rationale, telling Penacoli, "Honestly for me, I started this show as a sophomore, and it's my third season, so I kind of figured it goes: sophomore, junior, senior."