We caught up with Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Cory Monteith and the rest of the cast at the 'Glee' premiere
Matthew Morrison of FOX's 'Glee'
HitFix: You have such a strong theatre background, why was this the right time to take a regular TV gig?
Matthew Morrison: I've been doing guest stars for a few years, done some movies, so I've been gearing up for this. And if I could have written a part for myself, this would have been it. So it worked out great.
HitFix: Did the challenges of doing a show 8 performances a week compare you for the grind of an hour-long show?
MM: I was kinda ready for it, but the hours are just insane. And it's not just a regular show with regular filming. When we're not filming we're in dance rehearsals or we're in the recording studio. We work Saturdays, too. We're working 16-hour days, but it's rewarding. You get to have something for the rest of your life. It's not like you do it and you'll never see it again.
HitFix: I'm sure you miss the immediate audience feedback, though?
MM: Totally. Especially doing a comedy. On stage, you tell and joke and the audience laughs right away. With this, you'll ruin the take if people laugh, so it's all silent, so you're like, "Am I funny?" You have to trust that you're funny.