Belfast Telegraph

Glee's McHale: Finn tribute is hard

Glee's Kevin McHale has revealed filming Finn Hudson's tribute episode has been "extremely emotional" and "hard to get through".

Cory Monteith, who starred as Finn, died of an accidental overdose in July, at the age of 31. Glee creator Ryan Murphy and the cast, including the late actor's real life girlfriend Lea Michele, decided to play tribute to him in an episode which sees Finn die.

Kevin, who plays Artie Abrams in the show, told TV Line: "There are so many incredibly well written and powerful scenes. When we got the script, we were all reading it together and we were like, 'Did you get to that one scene.' And when you see it everyone will know what that one scene is."

The actor admitted the episode was particularly difficult because some cast members "are having to play reactions that they obviously would not feel in real-life, and that's a weird thing to play. Because you want people to know how you actually feel. But they're being true to the characters, and that's the smart thing to do."

Kevin revealed some of the characters are in denial about Finn's death.

He said: "Some people aren't dealing with the loss of Finn, and it's a difficult thing because in real life none of us were like that. We were all very much dealing with it."


From Belfast Telegraph