rude but ok
May 22, 2020

To paraphrase Ryan Murphy: "OG Glee cast, don't read this. Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein … hello."

On Friday, the Glee co-creator posted on Instagram about how he wished he'd lived in a world in 2009 where he had "access to" the "talent" of Platt and Feldstein, imagining how he would have written a "new pilot" where they starred alongside Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry in the original.

Murphy's post seemed to throw considerable shade at his original cast, including Cory Monteith, who died of an overdose in 2013, and Chris Colfer, the only actor aside from Jane Lynch to actually win an individual Golden Globe for the show, speaking of, uh, talent.

"I WANT TO SHOOT THIS DO OVER PILOT," Murphy nevertheless wrote, likely sending the Glee alums scrambling for the group text they presumably have for situations like this. "Maybe I will?" Jeva Lange


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Imagine it's 2009, and I lived in a world where I knew Lea Michele, Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein (Ben and Beanie, I believe, were in high school then...and I think they dressed up as Glee characters once for Halloween?) If I had access to that talent, here's the new pilot: Lea and Ben are frenemies who fight for the heart and soul of Glee Club. Ben is also on the football team, and pretty much sleeps with the entire school and is the heartthrob of McKinley. Beanie is their mutual best friend, and torn. Suddenly, Beanie joins forces with Sue Sylvester, joins Glee Club and becomes the main soloist and the ruthless star of the club. Lea and Ben have to then join forces to dethrone her. I WANT TO SHOOT THIS DO OVER PILOT. Maybe I will?

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