Elton John Not Available to Play Rachel's Dad on GleeThursday, January 05, 2012
While Glee is finally getting around to casting Rachel Berry's gay adoptive dads for an upcoming episode, Elton John — long-rumored for one of the roles — is unavailable. "I'm currently meeting and talking to [actors]," confirms executive producer Ryan Murphy. "So many people are interested in playing them." But while Ryan loves Elton, he tells me, "He is, unfortunately, touring."
Bummer. Still, it sounds as though Ryan will have his choice of big names for the often-mentioned but never-seen men. "I had no idea when I sent out word to a couple of agents that there would be so much interest," Ryan says. "But there is."
According to Ryan, we'll likely get our first glimpse of the dads in late February or early March. Might they go on to be seen in the potential spin-off series still being discussed for Rachel (Lea Michele) and Kurt (Chris Colfer)? We'll just have to wait and see.