Anne Hathaway nabs 'Glee' role as Kurt's lesbian aunt
Back in November, Anne Hathaway confessed to Jimmy Fallon on his show that not only was she a huge "Glee" fan, but that she had also dreamed up a role for herself on the show.
"In my head I've cast myself in 'Glee' and I know what song I'd sing," Hathaway told Fallon. "I would want to play Kurt's long lost aunt, his mother's sister, who is also gay and who comes back to help him deal with his sexuality. I would sing 'You Are Not Alone' from Stephen Sondheim's epic show, 'Into The Woods.'"
It seems that Hathaway has gotten her wish. "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to People magazine that Hathaway has signed on for the show.
"We just finalized a deal with Anne tonight to come onto the show," Murphy told the magazine. "She's already created [her role]," Murphy said. "She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt."
Murphy did not confirm what song Hathaway would be singing, but he did add that she wasn't the only star to ask for a role on the show. "They always do," Murphy said when asked by the magazine if other celebrities pitched roles to him for the show at the Golden Globes. "I can't even think of who. But it's so sweet. I think they support the show because it's about the arts.""Glee" walked away with three awards on Sunday, including big wins for Chris Colfer for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and one for Jane Lynch in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. The show also had a repeat win for Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical.