Television November 11, 2009
'Glee' Cast Hopes to Cover Michael Jackson
The cast of "Glee" has covered hits from artists such as Christina Aguilera and Journey -- and now they've set their sights on the King of Pop.
"Michael Jackson would be unreal," Kevin McHale, who plays wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams, tells "Extra" of covering new artists. "Any Michael Jackson song... I would be fascinated to see our 'Glee-ified' Michael Jackson song."
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Co-star Cory Monteith, who plays football player Finn Hudson, agrees -- and thinks it's the perfect way to pay respect to Jackson, who died in June 2009. "It's such a great time to pay homage to such a brilliant artist."
Choosing a Jackson song to cover may seem daunting, but Monteith, 27, already has one in mind.
"I think it should be 'Thriller,' but a dream sequence," Cory says, "and Artie is dreaming and he busts out of the chair and tears up the dance floor." McHale, 21, chimes in, "All I want is the short pants, white socks and loafers -- that's what I wear anyway."
Rumors have been circulating that Monteith has been cozying up to Lea Michele, who plays Glee club star Rachel Berry -- but the actor is remaining mum on the nature of their relationship.
"What rumors?" Cory says when asked about the romance whispers. "It's incredible -- as soon as people get on television, rumors pop up." When pressed about being single, Monteith turned and asked McHale, "Are you single?" McHale responded, "I'm single if you're single."
"Glee" remains Cory and Kevin's main focus, but the actors have big aspirations for the future -- including a jump to the silver screen and recording albums.
"I really want to do movies if I can...I'd love to record an album when the time is right, and I figure out what exactly I want to do, because I'm still really new at this," Cory says. Kevin adds, "Music, movies, whatever -- when the time is right. Right now, its kind of 'Glee' world. We're happy -- we go back filming soon."
Cory agrees. "It's 'Glee' time."
Tell "Extra" -- Which Michael Jackson song should "Glee" cover?