Anne Hathaway is heading to McKinley High.
The actress is set to star on Fox’s song and dance hit Glee as Kurt’s lesbian aunt, the show’s executive producer, Brad Falchuck, confirms to UsMagazine.com.
“It was her idea, and [with] someone like her, it’s sort of hard to say no!” Falchuck told Us at Sunday’s Fox Golden Globes after party. “We don’t generally get excited about guest stars just for the sake of guest stars, but when you have someone like Gwyneth [Paltrow] or Anne Hathaway, where you can say ‘They are amazing,’…they are big gifts to you.”
And Falchuck confirms it was uber-Gleek Hathaway who hammered out the details of her own guest-starring role.
“Tonight, she and her agents made a deal,” Falchuck said. “She came over and talked to [Glee‘s creator] Ryan [Murphy] about wanting to come on the show. And there you have it!”
For the actress, her chance to appear on the Golden Globe-winning series is a dream come true — literally.
“Can I make a confession? In my head, I’ve [already] written a part for myself on Glee,” she recently said. “That’s so arrogant and obnoxious…In my head, I’ve cast myself on Glee and I know which song I would sing.”
Chris Colfer, who took home a Golden Globe for his work as Kurt Hummel, is equally as excited to start shooting with Hathaway.
“Anne Hathaway lesbian — that sentence is awesome!” he enthused to Us after his win. “I am very much looking forward to that.”