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March 16 2010

Cory Monteith praises Joss, NPH. Interview with Cory Monteith (Glee) touches on what it's like working with Joss.

He even brings up Dr. Horrible unprompted. Liking this guy.

Fellow Canadian, same age, seems like a nice dude, saw Dr. Horrible, even cuter in that interview than he is on the show (though for my money, best-looking dude on the show is the guy playing Puck, or maybe the pop-and-lock Asian guy who's name I forget, who hasn't gotten many lines and who's involved in that upcoming internet feature length dance drama-thing/troupe. Mike, I think).

Less than a month until more Glee. Fun times. Are there only 5 episodes left for Season 1, or is continuing past May 11th ? I'm just going by epGuides.
Mike Chang is the character and the actor... I've momentarily forgotten his name but yeah, he's in that LXD thing that did the Oscars best original score performance. (Hrm, now in hindsight I wonder if he actually did the award ceremony personally?) Anyway despite not knowing his name I am aware he and Maurissa follow each other on twitter and he's Chinese but grew up in some Spanish speaking country?

Edit: Correction, he's Harry Shum Jr. I sorta wonder how his dad ended up with the name Harry too in that case?

Anyway, I enjoyed this interview, mostly how it degenerates into a series of "eeeehh....?" noises since he doesn't want to spoil but doesn't want to outright lie.

[ edited by orangewaxlion on 2010-03-16 09:47 ]
Cory is always so genuine and nice with these interviews I love seeing him doing them. It's a strange thought that this time last year nobody really knew what Glee was. I rememeber being on its IMDb board (lurkin' as I do) before the pilot was being filmed, but you never think much of it. I go on so many of them and they turn out not to be real shows so its amazing for it to become such a sensation - and a good one at that.

And, Dr. Horrible did get around, didn't it? Always raises a smile when unexpected people have seen it. :D
I liked Finn's character a lot more than I expected when I first started watching Glee. I think it's a combination of Cory's fine acting, and of course, the writing. I can just imagine Joss's plans for stealing away some of these Glee kids for his own shows now that he's gotten to work with some of them. Cory's height and looks just reminds me of someone Joss would like.
"He's the master."

Joss has once again worked that voodoo that he knows so well.
Cory Monteith is so cute. I am SO excited for Joss' episode!!
I couldn't watch the video for some reason :(
Did he say much about Whedony goodness?
So psyched for new episodes.

Did he say much about Whedony goodness?


Yes, paraphrasing, he says Joss is a master and very humble, knows what he wants and puts things in a way that makes a lot of sense for the actors and the cinematographer. And great to work with (both him and Neal), etc.
I couldn't watch the video for some reason :(
Did he say much about Whedony goodness?

Not really. When NPH was brought up he jokingly referred to him as Dr. Horrible. While praising Joss's directing style he also mentioned it made sense because of how many "award winning shows" he created and worked on, but he didn't mention any of them.
orangewaxlion said:
"Anyway, I enjoyed this interview, mostly how it degenerates into a series of "eeeehh....?" noises since he doesn't want to spoil but doesn't want to outright lie."

Heh, a friend of mine, her boyfriend's seemingly constantly baked (or looking to get baked) pothead friends (redundance abounds in this sentence!) make that sound when they're being silly and skirting an issue/avoiding answering a question. It's funny until it's not anymore. But it was cute/effective here. Bleh, I gotta stop saying "cute". I rarely refer to dudes as cute. Hot, stud, handsome, fuckable. Ahhh, much better...and sometimes "man-pretty", when appropriate (ie, Jared Leto).

LaneMeyer said:
"I liked Finn's character a lot more than I expected when I first started watching Glee. I think it's a combination of Cory's fine acting, and of course, the writing."

I like Finn okay (certain eps more than others, but I'm not sure how I feel about him overall just yet), the acting is fine. My only issue is with the writers, sometimes (often) really forcing the dumb on Finn. I know the series deals in stereotypes to a large degree (and then occasionally subverts them or giddily revels in the cliches), but he doesn't have to fulfill his jock role by being regularly dense about some pretty common things. But I dunno, maybe they're going for balance. Puck's been shown as a lot more clever/shrewd, even if he's not book-smart (can't recall), so between the two of 'em, I guess one of 'em had to be thick.

Thick-headed, I mean. 'Cause they're both thick of the bod. If they explore Mike and the black dude, maybe we'll see more variations of Glee jock.

[ edited by Kris on 2010-03-16 20:36 ]
I like Finn, his stupidity nearly knows no bounds but he's something of an idiot savant when it comes to reading people emotionally. A lot of that may come from how charismatically Monteith plays the stupid though. Then I can see Puck at least being clever enough to game the system in his favor even if he doesn't actually apply himself towards necessarily practical/legal/academic things.

As for the other jockish-types... Has Matt/Shaft/black guy said a single line in the show at all? And Mike Chang gets to show off his dance moves even if he doesn't get many speaking lines but I thought it was interesting the actor decided or was told (at least before the back nine) that he was a "shy" footballer.

It'd be great if they finally flesh them out a bit like the cheerleaders started to become but really I hope the series does a better job fleshing out the original gLeeks from the pilot first since 13 episodes in we practically have more of an understanding of Britney than we do of three of the kids that first started the club.

Actually I do sorta wonder if they'd ever let--or if Joss would ever want-- to also write a script or if they really want to keep the series confined to those three writers/creators.
Yeah, Mercedes, Tina, and Artie could use some development. But when you factor in all the teen-character leads that have gotten attention, plus the main adult characters (Will, Sue, Ken, Emma, and hopefully no more of pregnancy-faking Terri, or at least limited doses of her), it's a lot to get to. Some might have to wait until Season 2.
He's 27?! After watching the video I thought I'd better check how old he was before letting myself have a crush on him, I figured around 20. Not that 27 is ancient or anything but the boy man looks good.
orangewaxlion:
Actually I do sorta wonder if they'd ever let--or if Joss would ever want-- to also write a script or if they really want to keep the series confined to those three writers/creators.


I don't know... I'm really glad Joss is directing, but I think there's a lot to be gained by just having the original writers work on a show. So I'd probably prefer if it if he didn't write for Glee actually. By the way, I love your screen name :) (Wonderfalls for ever!)
Not a fan of Glee, but I like how Joss is described as the 'Master.'

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