Glee creator tried to ban cast from having sex in their trailers

41603, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Tuesday June 15 2010. Glee star Mark Salling is caught out as he tres to sneak past photographers on his way into the Trousdale club. Photograph:  Anthony, *FEE MUST BE AGREED PRIOR TO USAGE E-TABLET/IPAD & MOBILE PHONE APP PUBLISHING REQUIRES ADDITIONAL FEES**
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.

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 12: Actress Jenna Ushkowitz (L) and actor Kevin McHale arrive at Fox's 'Glee' spring premiere soiree held at Bar Marmont on April 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 09: Actor Mark Salling (L) and actress Naya Rivera attend the celebration of Glee's Golden Globe nominations with InStyle and 20th Century Fox held at Sunset Tower on January 9, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for InStyle)

Actor Matthew Morrison (R) and actress Lea Michele of television series Glee perform at the American Theatre Wing's 64th annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York June 13, 2010.   REUTERS/Gary Hershorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

13 June 2010 - New York, NY - Matthew Morrison. The 64th Annual TONY AWARDS held at Radio City Music Hall. The American Theatre Wing's 2010 TONY AWARDS Red Carpet Arrivals. Photo Credit: Paul Zimmerman/AdMedia

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  1. gabs says:

    how come morrison is recording a cd and Lea isnt? Lea is the best one! Anyways..not surprised about sex in the trailers. Thats so cruel, he should let them do it. come on!

  2. lucy2 says:

    I can’t believe he ratted them out publicly like that! I mean sure, it’s bound to happen, but he’s basically confirming all the rumors.
    Then again, he doesn’t seem to mind any attention the show gets, so…

  3. lilred says:

    I think they are worried about the potential of failed relationships and how that will affect cast interaction,after the breakups.

    Seriously though, good luck enforcing a ban on sex in their trailers.Lol.

  4. Twez says:

    Essentially he told them ‘don’t have sex in the workplace,’ which is a rule most employers have I would hope. That I can understand… but he seems to be thinking of these actors as though they are really high school students. No wonder they just ignored him.

  5. denise says:

    Puck is soooo fine, if they’d ban me from sexing him in the trailer, hell I’d do him anywhere else.

  6. omondieu says:

    There’s something so dreamy about Kevin McHale. He and Harry Shum Jr. are the only reasons I watch the show.

  7. Tess says:


    So unfair to expect these young professionals to behave professionally.

  8. denise says:

    Mr. Schuster looks great in the last pic.

  9. Amy says:

    “actress Kelly Brook” hahahahahaha

  10. M says:

    Well he’s technically not confirming the rumors. He didn’t say that they were having sex with each other…just that they were caught in act. They could have had a boyfriend/girlfriend visit the set.

    Though I think Kevin and Jenna are cute together. And they seem like a couple based off of those beach pics.

  11. Lesley says:

    @ denise
    really? i think he looks like he is wearing way too much makeup!

  12. denise says:

    @ Lesley

    Well now that you mention it, it does look like he is wearing bronzer. Thanks for ruining it. ;)

  13. BeckEye says:

    Oh man, if I had to be around Mark Salling 16 hours a day, you can bet I’d be trying to get in his pants for the other 8.

  14. duckie30ca says:

    I have such a straight girl crush on Naya Rivera.

  15. My2Cents says:

    duckie – Im crushing on her too! ;p

  16. Persistent Cat says:

    Hooker, feel this. My daily mission would be to have sex with Puck. Anything after that is gravy.

    Add me to the count, my girl crush is Santana.

  17. Sandra says:

    As someone who works on film sets.. having sex in your trailer is ENTIRELY unprofessional. These ‘kids’ need to grow up.

  18. brad says:

    hell, who cares if they want to have sex in their trailers? at least they’re gettin some!