Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has managed to bring some pretty big names to the musical dramedy in the past. Between Glee and American Horror Story, the man should be pretty confident in his capacity to bring in talent, but when it comes to hiring showbiz queen Bette Midler, even Murphy lacked a little confidence.
Murphy still went for it, though. According to THR, last night the prolific producer spoke up during the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards ceremony to ask the Gypsy actress if she would guest star on Glee. Then, in true fashion, the creator tweeted about it.
“I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people. I hope she says yes!”
A few minutes later, Murphy tweeted that Midler said yes to his proposal, which is fortuitous…except he doesn’t have a role ready and written for the actress, yet. Although, if you were to ask Midler, it would seem she might really like to play a member of Rachel’s family.
“Ok, @rpmurphy, I have one vote for Rachel's grandmother...hmmmm. I'm thinking, I'm thinking!!”
It looks like nothing is concrete, yet, but I think it would be pretty cool for Rachel to have a diva for a grandmother. TV Blend will keep you posted on what role Midler will officially play on Fox’s hit show.
Fox’s Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.