‘The Glee Project’: Kevin McHale talks tonight’s part and deteriorate 4 of ‘Glee’
This week, Oxygen’s The Glee Project welcomes Kevin McHale, who of march plays Artie on Glee, to coach a remaining contestants. Their doctrine this week? “Adaptability,” that compulsory a contestants to consider on their feet. EW spoke to McHale about tonight’s part — and didn’t demur to griddle him for dip on deteriorate 4 and even his thoughts on a Quinn/Artie romance.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Your thesis is adaptability. What strain did they have to do?
KEVIN MCHALE: They had to do Alanis Morissette… What Alanis Morissette strain was it? The one about [oral sex] in a theater.
“You Oughta Know?”
“You Oughta Know” — that’s what we thought! My goal was to be as vicious as probable to them.
That doesn’t unequivocally sound like you.
Well, when it comes to those things like strain we can be unequivocally blunt. we was like, “I’m gonna go all Simon on this and they’re gonna have to understanding with it.” But when we got there and they told me what a assignment was and what they had to do, we felt so bad since if we was in their boots I’d be crying. Like we wouldn’t know what to do.
So what does “adaptability” meant in terms of this show?
The whole uncover is about training a whole new opposite genre of strain that you’re gonna have to sing or dance to, or do a comedic stage subsequent to a crazy thespian scene. The uncover creates we do a lot. It takes a lot. Your training bend has to be exceptional.
So they were told that they were going to learn a strain and there wouldn’t be any choreography. So they achieved all that for me, nonetheless a tangible assignment is that we any have to sing a full strain to me and we can’t demeanour during a lyrics. It’s not like that strain is easy. It’s a lot of quick singing. It was crazy.
I’m tender with this stand of kids though.
Yeah, they’re talented. They’re fighters. They’re not only there to be on TV. They unequivocally adore it. The 10 we met were great.
Ali, one of a contestants, is in a wheelchair and I’m certain Artie means a lot to her. Did we have any communication with her?
There wasn’t unequivocally an event for that. But she was only so brilliant. Her talent alone was only conspicuous regardless if she’s in a wheelchair or not. She was only phenomenal.
How does it feel going into deteriorate 4 meaningful that some of your castmates have graduated?
Um, we don’t know. We still don’t know accurately how everybody will work and a format of everything. we don’t consider anybody’s not gonna be on it in some capacity. We’ll see what happens. It’s sparkling and these are my best friends — we’re a family now. we cite them there, nonetheless a show’s gotta go where a show’s gotta go. If we don’t see them everyday, we still speak to them outward of it.
Were we unhappy there wasn’t a Quinn/Artie romance? we suspicion that’s where it was going.
So did I. we was anticipating for it. Before a third season, we kept doing it as a joke. we was like, “Quinn and Artie — let’s make that happen.” we never get scenes with Dianna and we was unequivocally excited.
Damn that Samuel Larsen!
I know. Damn we and your dreadlocks.
How did we feel about The Glee Project contestants operative into a uncover this year? Was it a success?
I consider it was. It was healthy to have new people on it anyways, and we theory that’s a whole indicate of it since people are going to connoisseur and people are going to pierce on. we got unequivocally tighten with Damian since Sam came on later. It was only great. They were both super good and worked hard.
Do we know anything about Artie subsequent year? Is he gonna order a school?
Well, if we wrote it, yes. we would be in each stage and sing each song. No, we don’t unequivocally know yet. Because a format is going to be a small opposite obviously. It’s like doing a new show, nonetheless we have to keep what done a uncover what it is so it’s unequivocally a balancing act.
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