‘Glee’s’ Cory Monteith on ‘The Glee Project’s’ Anti-Bullying Episode
The Glee Project Season 2 contestants will tackle an emanate nearby and dear to a Fox dramedy Tuesday during an anti-bullying partial tied to this week’s theme: Vulnerability.
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During a hour, Glee‘s Cory Monteith will coach a remaining contestants on a Oxygen existence array that will endowment one leader a seven-episode arc on a Fox array and inspire them to unequivocally dedicate as they take on an emanate that’s turn partial of Glee‘s pedigree.
“Glee has always advocated for things like this and anti-bullying is tighten to a lot of a people’s hearts who run, furnish and star in a show, myself and [co-creator] Ryan Murphy included,” Monteith tells The Hollywood Reporter.
After featuring mixed story lines in that several characters knowledge bullying on a Fox flagship, Monteith says a change in a Oxygen series’ Vulnerability partial will usually assistance put a spotlight on an emanate that impacts kids opposite a country.
“It’s high on everyone’s priority list to lend a support to make people some-more wakeful that this is function to genuine kids each day,” he says.
As partial of a episode, Oxygen Media is partnering with a Bully Project for an on-air PSA featuring Monteith and online debate featuring LeAnn Rimes.
Last season’s partial saw coach Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) exhibit her story of being called “sir” and picked on for her distance and coaching a kids to use their possess weaknesses to move out a some-more relatable performance. Contestants were afterwards tasked with walking around traveller mark Universal CityWalk with a pointer exposing their deepest insecurity.
Monteith suggested that it’s grateful that he’s never had to do that though pronounced during one indicate his pointer would have been something that’s been widely discussed given he was expel on Glee more than 3 years ago.
“Once on a time, that pointer would have said, ‘I can’t dance,’ ” says Monteith, who called Jones a “beacon of truth.” “Glee has been unequivocally revelatory for me a past few years and a fact that now millions of people are examination me sing and dance each week is flattering crazy. we don’t know what that pointer would be now, though appreciate God we don’t have to do that!”
As for his time spent mentoring, Monteith confessed to being astounded during how good a 11 remaining contenders rubbed a “incredible” pressure.
“I never had to perform underneath those circumstances,” he says. “It’s tough to come out overhanging like that and uncover adult like that in front of Finn Hudson.”
As for his associate mentors this deteriorate — including Lea Michele, Naya Rivera and a arriving turns from Chris Colfer, Amber Riley and Jane Lynch — Monteith remarkable it was critical for strange expel members to join a Oxygen existence foe array as Glee continues to supplement uninformed faces.
“It’s unequivocally contributing to relocating a uncover brazen in a prolonged run,” he says. “We have a singular item in The Glee Project in that we are means to move new people on house who are truly qualified; we had a bonus with [Season 1 winners Damian McGinty, Samuel Larsen, Lindsay Pearce and Alex Newell] so it creates clarity to keep relocating that forward. Plus it enriches their experience.”
The Glee Project airs Tuesdays during 10 p.m. on Oxygen. Watch a preview with Monteith, below.
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