Anne Hathaway is returning to television and is set to guest star on an upcoming episode of “Glee.”
“We just finalized a deal with Anne to come onto the show,” says creator Ryan Murphy, who reveals the actress who invented the offbeat role for herself.
“She’s already created her role,” Murphy said. “She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt.”
“Anne Hathaway as a lesbian — just that sentence is awesome,” adds an excited Colfer. “I think she wants to be Kurt’s aunt, so I’m very much looking forward to that.”
“She had a great idea and with someone like her, it’s sort of hard to say no,” explains producer Brad Falchuk. “We generally don’t get excited about guest stars just for the sake of guest stars. But if you have someone like Anne Hathaway or Gwyneth Paltrow, they’re amazing and we’re happy to have them.”
“Glee” was named best comedy or musical for the second straight year at the Golden Globe Awards last weekend.