Kevin McHale is opening up in a candid new interview on why he thinks Glee lost its viewers and why there shouldn’t be a spinoff series.
“I will say, not to bring it down or anything, when Cory Monteith died. I don’t think the show ever came back from that,” the 26-year-old actor told The Huffington Post. “It wasn’t for a lack of trying, but the story was going in one direction with his character [Finn Hudson] and he was one of two main characters of the show.”
“I think after that the vibe on set was different,” he added. “It was just weird for us being there never mind actually having to be filming. Being one of the writers in that sort of situation — I wouldn’t have known what I would have done because I was like, ‘I don’t really even want to be here.’”
When asked if he thinks Artie should get a spinoff, Kevin said, “Towards the end, there weren’t that many people watching Glee. So I don’t know how many people would then watch a spinoff. We’re off the air for a reason.”
Pictured inside: Fellow Glee star Lea Michele stepping out with boyfriend Matthew Paetz on Tuesday (May 5) in Los Angeles, as well as Dianna Agron leaving her hotel in New York City on Monday (May 4).
Check out the brand new music video for Justin Thorne‘s single “Heartless”!
The 25-year-old former NLT member wrote the track with his former bandmates Kevin McHale (yes, from Glee fame) and Chris Moy, both of whom joined him for the worldwide radio premiere earlier this week. Check out the pic below!
“Writing ‘Heartless’ was a great experience because I got to write with two of my best friends about a moment that I not only had to live through but was lucky enough to have them by my side the entire time,” Justin said.
The song appears on his new EP Faces, which you can get now on iTunes!
Kevin McHale waves to the cameras after his appearance on BBC Breakfast in London on Wednesday morning (March 18).
“Keeps hitting me that Glee will be over forever in 2 days. Couldn’t be prouder to have been a part of it,” the 26-year-old actor wrote on Twitter afterwards.
Speaking with Access Hollywood recently, Kevin talked about the series finale and saying goodbye.
“We’re all gonna be a mess,” Kevin shared. “I would think maybe Lea [Michele will cry the most]… She can just turn it on. But, even in scenes when I look at her and she starts tearing up, it gets me. There’s something about when she cries. It hits you.”
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JJJ is in tears — it’s officially the last day on Glee and the stars are making us ball like babies!
Read the stars goodbye tweets below:
Lea Michele: “I can’t believe tomorrow is our last day at glee. It is going to be such an emotional day. But I’m so grateful though to have had this incredibly amazing experience. Thank you so much to all of our amazing Gleeks who supported us so much! I love you guys. We were so lucky to have had the most amazing crew who worked so hard everyday to make the show amazing. I’m so grateful for them. So thank you all again so much from the bottom of my heart. I will miss Rachel Berry so very much.” (Twitter)
Kevin McHale: “Thanks for letting me play Artie for the last 6 years. Thanks for coming to the tours, thanks for find your voice and helping us find ours. Thanks for being proud of who you are. Thanks for singing. Thanks for the [love].Thanks for hate ;) We couldn’t have done this without all of u. And most of all thanks to all the wonderful family I have made the last 6 years on Glee. Crew & cast. I have the best friends I’ve ever had. Also, I’m definitely gonna be late to work today because I reject this day and refuse for it to happen. BARE WITH ME.” (Twitter)
Becca Tobin: “Heading to our very last day of shooting #Glee. Wow. What a ride! We are saying goodbye to Glee today so I wanted to post a few of my favorite pics from over the years.” (Instagram)
Amber Riley: “Just got my last call time for #glee tomorrow ???? I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to sleep tonight lol I’m gonna try! Goodnight.” (Twitter)
Darren Criss: “So many things goin down in Gleeland. Last night I got TV married, and today…today is my last day of working on #Glee. Along with the entire cast, crew, and production team. It has been the privilege of a lifetime…Thank you all for your enthusiasm, your hard work, and your kindness. I’m so proud and feel so fortunate to have been a part of this family. And to our beloved #Gleeks- you changed our lives as much as you think we changed yours… Thank you for supporting us all these years-We[love]u.” (Twitter)
Artie (Kevin McHale) joins the Unholy Trinity on the cheer line in this new still from the season six premiere of Glee.
In “Loser Like Me/Homecoming”, after Rachel’s (Lea Michele) humiliating failure as TV actress, she comes home to Lima to figure out what she wants to do next. Upon discovering that Sue (Jane Lynch) has banished the arts at McKinley, Rachel takes it upon herself to reinstate and lead the Glee Club.