Chris Colfer is excited about returning to Glee for it’s fifth season, but can’t help but express his apprehension in the wake of Cory Monteith’s death.
While in NYC promoting the second novel in his The Land of Stories series, The Enchantress Returns, the 23-year-old stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio/SiriusXM 105 to discuss his new book and the cast's return to Glee later this week.
“We’ve had bumps and dips along the road over the course of the years, but nothing like this. I know we’ve always come together — always — in the past, because we are such a family in the cast and the crew. But I don’t know. I’m assuming things will be very different, and I’m sure they’ll be difficult at first. But…. We’ll see. I think I’m positive.”
Last week, Chris posted a sweet message to Cory on his Instagram account, paying tribute to his fallen friend.
“I’ll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions…love you and miss you, buddy.”
Chris and Cory met on the set of Glee in 2009. Their characters, once arch nemeses, later became stepbrothers and close friends.
Glee returns this week to begin filming it’s fifth season. Co-stars Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz tweeted their excitement.
Kevin McHale Pays Tribute to Cory Monteith: "There Will Not Be A Day That Goes By That I Won't Miss Him"
The fifth season of Glee premieres September 26 on Fox. The season's third episode will deal "head-on" with Cory's death and with the death of his character, Finn. Several actors will also film PSAs about addiction.