Bad news, Gleeks. Matthew Morrison, a.k.a. Will Schuester, revealed that he wouldn’t want to reboot the iconic musical show Glee that he starred in from 2009 to 2015. BRB, crying. However, the actor exclusively revealed his reasoning as to why he wouldn’t want the show to continue.
“No, no. I think it came at the perfect moment, and I think there have been other shows that have tried to do what we did, and it’s been done,” the 40-year-old told Life & Style before he officiated Hello Tushy’s Funeral For a Tree at Judson Memorial Church in New York on Thursday, April 25. “I don’t think it would be the same and with Netflix now airing all of it, a new generation is seeing the original, you know, that feels good and current in a way. Also, we just had so much tragedy on the show, it wouldn’t be the same cast, and so, yeah.” OK, we totally get where he is coming from.
Don’t worry, though — the California native is still super tight with his former coworkers. “We try to get together once a year, like we all get together usually,” he divulged. “I will see them individually every now and then. I still hang out with Chord [Overstreet] a lot and Kevin [McHale] and Dianna [Agron] because she lives in [NYC]. We go to dance class a lot together here. But yeah, other than that, we will all try to get together as a group like once a year.” Aw, we love that they’re all still so close.
So, what was one of Matthew’s favorite memories from his time on the FOX series? “I mean, I loved all of it,” he dished. “It was also a lot of hard work too, and the show was so hard to film. But I loved — I talk about this — but there was this one weekend, and we went and sang for the Obama’s, and it was on Easter Sunday. The very next day, we flew to Chicago and did our Glee special on Oprah, and that was the moment for me where I was like, ‘Oh s–t. This is a big deal. This is a big thing.’ So, that was a special weekend for me.”
The handsome hunk couldn’t help but point out how thankful he is for the amazing opportunity. “People come up to me now just saying how much Glee helped them along their way and helped them come out of the closet or deal with being bullied and stuff like that. So, it has really helped people,” he said. “I think that is the best thing that I love about the show.”
Meanwhile, the dad of one is trying his best to cherish Mother Earth by buying a bidet and biking around New York City. “15 million trees are flushed down the toilet every single year, and the Tushy, it’s so easy to install,” he said. “Having a child has really opened my eyes to a lot of things and the world I want to leave my children and grandchildren, so I have always been kind of active in helping in trying to do my part because I think it starts with you.”
All this nostalgia is giving us the feels. Maybe invite us to your next meet up, Matthew?