The tight-knit cast members are also questioning a writer who said the cast was involved, with McHale tweeting, “Show me that ‘cast’ you’re talking about.”
Kevin McHale is among those “Joy” cast members who have begun to weigh in on the upcoming Investigation Discovery documentary about their time on the show, “The Price of Glee.”
In particular, the three-part docuseries said it focused on “the demands of being on a hit TV series and dark behind-the-scenes drama” – including the untimely deaths of three original stars of ” Glee”.
After promotional materials suggested cast members might not be involved — touting the involvement of friends and relatives, as well as crew members and reporters — writer Ashley Ray snarled. is taken to Twitter to assure fans “yes the cast and crew are involved”.
This didn’t immediately sit well with McHale, who tweeted, “Show me that ‘casting’ you’re talking about.” He followed this statement with a declarative: “It’s [trash],’ using a trash can emoji for the last word.
The show’s cast remained famous after the series ended, coming together to mourn the loss of naya rivera more recently. The series also said goodbye to Cory Monteith during filming, and Marc Sallingwho committed suicide in 2018 before his conviction for possession of child pornography.
McHale followed up with his initial tweet suggesting he has a lot more he’d like to say, but is holding back. “That was the beautiful version, ftr [for the record]”, he wrote. “Don’t make me talk about that anymore.
It seems her words reached Ray (he tweeted her, after all) who conceded his point, tweeting, “ok so more crew and family than cast lmao.” She then shared a fuller description of the docuseries.
McHale and fellow actor Jenna Ushkowitz unpacked their own experiences with the show — and they worked with the cast — on their own podcast, “And that’s what you REALLY missed.”
In a recent interview on the ID series, she told Buzzfeed that it made her feel even more important to do what they were doing, “because we were the ones who were there. And we were the ones who were there. We’ve been through that. And we know what really happened.”
“To me, it seems even more relevant to be the ones sharing our experience when people are sharing experiences they haven’t had,” she added.
Overstreet Agreement spoke out passionately against the documentary, telling Elvis Duran and the Morning Show“I think they’re all bulls—.”
“I don’t think anyone who knows anything about this show and has experienced it has anything to do with it… as far as I know,” he added. “We’re all very close and pretty much like family and nobody knows anything about it. I think it’s a bit about getting people to watch something…clickbait.”
Becca Tobin agreed with Overstreet’s sentiment in August, saying she had been contacted “relentlessly” by someone trying to put together a series, but was confident no one from the cast would get involved.
“It doesn’t matter what happened on that set. At the end of the day, it’s a family. It’s like a big dysfunctional family and there’s a loyalty there,” she said in “Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino”, by Just Jared.
“Like the mob mentality, where I am, I don’t care how much I hated that person at work,” she continued. “There’s something that runs so deep in my blood that I could hate you so much, but I don’t hate you enough. I don’t hate us enough to do that.”
Earlier this week, ID released the first trailer for the upcoming docuseries, focusing on the three cast deaths and talking about the so-called “curse” of the show.
The trailer focuses on some of the chilling details of their deaths. One clip showed footage of Salling in a body bag, while another featured footage from a press conference held by police after Rivera’s body was found in the Southern California lake.
Rivera’s father also appears in the trailer saying, “I knew this was the top of the mountain for Naya. For your kid. It was just surreal.”
While the ryan murphy-the created series aired its last episode in 2015, the docuseries description claims it will shed new light on what happened behind the scenes “with unbiased filters”.
“The Price of Glee” will premiere January 16 at 9 p.m. on Investigation Discovery.