Gwyneth Paltrow returns to 'Glee' as Matthew Morrison's love interest
Gwyneth Paltrow will be reprising her supstitute teacher role of Holly Holliday on Fox's musical theater comedy "Glee," but this time she will be dating Matthew Morrison's character, Will Schuester, reports Entertainment Weekly.
"Gwyneth is coming back for two episodes. She's coming back specifically to date Will [Matthew Morrison], "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. "Those two have become really good friends in real life and had really good chemistry. She's coming back as a sex education teacher. Gwyneth and I are emailing, talking every week: What are we gonna sing? We're trying to do something fantastic. So she'll be [in episodes] 15 and 16. She comes back [to film] in January and she's with us for three and a half weeks I think."
The popular TV show also has clearance to use Lady Gaga's new single, "Born This Way," which will be used in a March or April episode centered around the school's closeted gay bully Dave Karofsky (Max Adler) who kissed Chris Colfer's character, Kurt Hummel last season.
"I love that that song is anthem," Murphy continued. "This show is by nature optimistic and I think a character like Karofsky could turn to booze or pills or alcohol and kill themselves or do something dark. But I also love Max and I love that character and I sorta want that character to have a happy ending. So I don't really know what that's going to be, but I do know we're going to do a whole episode that's about that song."
During the second half of season two, Kristin Chenoweth will also be returning to reprise her role as former Glee star April Rhodes. The singer talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com about what she might have up her sleeve for her episodes.
"I think it might be interesting if April had a little opera in her, who knows, they haven't done that on 'Glee' yet," Chenoweth said. "We'll see what happens, she might want to do it if she's had one too many martinis or Franzia, the wine out of a box she likes."
"Glee" will return for a special installment following the Super Bowl XLV on Sunday, February 6 at approximately 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET.