Overworked Glee cast sends angry letter to Ryan Murphy
[picapp align=”right” wrap=”false” link=”term=ryan+murphy&iid=7505027″ src=”b/2/3/9/InStyle__20th_6466.jpg?adImageId=12820620&imageId=7505027″ width=”234″ height=”298″ /] I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the cast of Glee is definitely the hardest working cast in television. Not only are they busy filming weekly episodes, but they’re also constantly in dance rehearsals, in the recording studio, preparing for TV appearances, and practicing for the upcoming concert tour. So, really, it was only a matter of time before these overworked actors had finally had enough.
Sources are reporting that the cast of Glee has recently sent an angry letter to showrunner Ryan Murphy, saying that they are being “worked too hard” and that the situation is becoming unbearable. An understandable letter to send, I think, but Ryan’s response to his stars was, unfortunately, more than a little bit dismissive:
“I report to Fox, you report to me, and this is the schedule Fox has set, so I don’t want to hear it.”
Sure, Ryan has the right to be a bit irritated considering that he’s also just following Fox’s orders, but he’s also a mediator between the cast and the network. It seems to me that the cast has a valid complaint, and if Fox wants to keep the success of this show as high as it is, they have to be careful not to burn out their stars too early. I think that Ryan and Fox both need to take this letter into proper consideration, and as much as I love seeing new Glee-related clips almost every day, these actors definitely need to be given more of a break.
But maybe that’s just my opinion. Fellow gleeks, what do you think? How should Ryan and Fox be handling this situation? Share your thoughts in the comments!