Saying goodbye to Cory Monteith wasn't easy for his Glee co-stars — and bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson, was just as hard.The group recently filmed the tribute episode for the late actor. Now, an insider tells Life & Style what happened on the very sad day."Filming the episode was incredibly emotional for the cast and crew," the source tells Life & Style. "Everyone cried. He was loved on that set."But his former girlfriend and co-star, Lea Michele, 27, held it together for everyone.
Lea Michele's First Birthday After Cory Monteith's Death"She's strong," the insider shares. "Ryan Murphy [the creator of the show] has been a huge support to Lea through all of this."The writers were initially going to write Finn's death based on Cory's passing. The actor died at the age of 31 in his Vancouver hotel from a drug and alcohol overdose on July 13. Ryan revealed in mid-August that they decided to change those plans.
Ryan Murphy Reveals Big Change in Glee's Tribute Episode to Cory Monteith"It feels right that they changed their mind about Finn's death. It wouldn't make sense for Finn to die of drugs," says the insider. "That character wouldn't do drugs. In a weird way, it's how fans viewed Cory, too."
Lea Michele Cries at Teen Choice Awards as She Dedicates Award to Cory MonteithThis much is certain: The cast is more than happy with the script.Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester on the hit Fox show, recently tweeted to the writers:
Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) August 21, 2013
Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.
Glee's fifth season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 26.
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