Jane Lynch and Harry Shum Jr. have opened up about returning to Glee after the untimely death of their co-star and friend, Cory Monteith.
“I love him and I honor [him], and every day I go to work, I walk by his trailer and I go, ‘He should be in there,’” Jane shared with Us Weekly about missing the 31-year-old actor.
“Everybody’s doing differently. You know, it’s tough. Everybody had a relationship with him and we all express our grief in different ways so I’ll only speak for myself.”
Harry also recently opened up to People about dealing with the loss of Cory:
“We’ve all been leaning on each other. It’s been a rough patch and a rough time. I don’t know when that will ever end, that rough patch of losing a friend like that. It’s so unexpected, but we’re all leaning on each other.”
Cory Monteith spent his last night alive with a group of sober friends, according to a new report from People.
The 31-year-old Glee actor’s friend and acting coach Andrew McIlroy has confirmed that Cory was with three friends who were “positive influences” in his life.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cory Monteith
“They weren’t strangers, they weren’t bad guys. They were longtime sober friends. Cory knew them maybe 10 years. Essentially, he had spent time with [them] as sober people,” Andrew shared with the mag.
“They were not using with him [that night]. There was no double life up here.”
Darren Criss opened up about the loss of his dear friend and co-star Cory Monteith during his appearance on Conan Thursday night (August 1st) in Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old Glee actor says he and his co-stars are “picking up the pieces” now.
“Obviously it’s been a very rough time, but when you start picking up the pieces after something as tragic as this, we’re picking up the pieces now, and there’s two things you gotta remember about Cory,” Darren shared.
“One is he was a really funny guy, had a great sense of humor, he loved life, and he always took care of his friends and wanted his friends to be happy. So it’s only right that we start to try to smile again, try to laugh again.”
Check out the full clip of Darren Criss talking about Cory Monteith on Conan below…
Darren Criss – Conan
Finn Hudson really isn’t coming back to Glee.
Fox’s Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly spoke out at the 2013 TCA Summer Press Tour about what will be happening in the upcoming season of the hit show.
“The third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory‘s passing and the drug abuse in particular,” he said (via ET).
He added, “Ryan [Murphy] will shoot some PSA’s with the cast, who will speak directly to the audience.”
Plus, all the proceeds from the music in that episode will go to forming a foundation in Cory‘s memory.
Cory Monteith will be remembered at this year’s 2013 Emmy Awards.
According to Deadline, executive producer Ken Ehrlich confirms that they will plan “something that reflects an homage” to the late Glee star who tragically died on July 13 in Vancouver, Canada.
However, Ken said, “to what the extent of that is, or how we’re going to approach it…well, it’s too early to tell.”
“If Cory had passed away in March, we’d have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective,” he added. “The reason we’re getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it.”
Cory‘s girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele recently broke her silence and thanked fans for their support during this difficult time. Our hearts are with her.
The 2013 Emmys will air on Sunday, Sept. 22 @ 8PM on CBS.
Kevin McHale has also broken his silence about the passing of Cory Monteith.
The 25-year-old actor wrote about his former Glee co-star on Instagram: “So thankful that I and so many of you got to experience Cory‘s overwhelming kindness, humor and talent. There will not be a day that goes by that I won’t miss him. Thank you all for your incredible support and patience.”
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kevin McHale
Kevin‘s words follow’s Lea Michele‘s, who broke her silence earlier in the day.
Lea Michele has broken her silence after the passing of boyfriend co-star Cory Monteith earlier this month.
“Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,” the 26-year-old actress tweeted on Monday (July 29), two and a half weeks after his death.
Lea had been dating her Glee co-star for over a year and stood by his side back in March when he checked himself into rehab for substance addiction.
Last week, she and Ryan Murphy held a memorial service to celebrate his life along with the cast and crew of Glee.