Glee creator Ryan Murphy has a new interview in Britain’s Heat Magazine in which he reveals the chuckle-inducing fact that he tried to get cast members to stop having sex in their trailers, but was completely unsuccessful. I’ve read Heat and they do get the occasional exclusive interview, so it looks like these quotes are legitimate. From what I’ve heard about how hard the Glee kids work, it sounds cruel to try and deny them the right to get their rocks off. Was Mr. Scheuster barred from having sexual relations too, or are just the actors that play teens subject to the ban? They’re all legal adults, with the youngest being Chris Colfer, 20, who plays Kurt. The next youngest is Kevin McHale at 22.
Ryan Murphy, one of the creators and producers of the smash hit American musical comedy show, was forced to issue the special guidelines for the series’ young actors after the breach of the on-set rules.
He said he banned sex in cast trailers, in an attempt to stamp out romances between the young actors spiralling out of control and to maintain discipline.
He admitted he often felt like “the dad” on set and despite the long production days and the physical demands he insisted they keep professional and not act on their urges on set.
He declined to name the actors who had breached the rules.
“I’ve certainly dated people I’ve worked with and, you know, when you work on a set for 18 hours a day I think it’s natural,” he told Heat Magazine.
“But I have a rule: don’t do it in your trailer. They’ve broken that rule on many occasions. I’m like, ‘I know you guys are young and hormonal, but don’t do it in your trailer’. I’m the dad, that’s what I say’.”
His comments come after Jenna Ushkowitz and Kevin McHale, who play Tina Cohen-Chang and Artie Abrams, a wheelchair-bound character, on the show, were photographed at a London nightclub together and frolicking on a beach in Monaco.
[From The Telegraph]
From what I’ve been able to find, Naya Rivera, 23, (Santana) and Mark Salling, 24, (Puck) are dating (although they half deny it) as are Jenna Ushkowitz, 24, (Tina) and Kevin McHale, 22, (Artie). There are probably plenty other hookups going on that we haven’t heard about. I’m sure it’s distracting for people when co-workers are dating, especially if they hold up production by having sexy time in their trailers. It’s only to be expected when you put young attractive people together working long hours. Matthew Morrison (Mr. Shue) says they can work up to 16 hours, and guest star Neil Patrick Harris called the cast “exhausted and overworked.” Maybe they should be sleeping instead of shagging.
By the way, Mr. Schue is having a busy love life off set. The abtastic Matthew Morrison has been seen out in London with at least two different maybe love-interests, actress Kelly Brook and Holly Branson, the attractive daughter of billionaire Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson. The Glee cast is in London promoting the show, and Morrison will be recording an album. He did a duet with Leona Lewis to “Over the Rainbow” during one of her concerts on Thursday night.