Cory Monteith’s Glee costars regret not telling him ‘enough’

Lea Michele on Cory Monteith on Ellen Show

Kevin McHale, 34, and Jenna Ushkowitz, 36, starred in Glee as the beloved on-screen couple Artie Abrams and Tina Cohen-Chang, alongside the late Cory Monteith.

The Canadian actor died in July 2013 at the age of 31 from a drug overdose as reported by Entertainment Weekly.

The sudden tragedy came at the height of his Glee fame, with the show in between seasons four and five, the latter of which would host a heartbreaking tribute episode which saw his costars mourning him through his character and bringing fans to tears.

However, Kevin and Jenna revealed that as close colleagues of the late star, the tears didn’t stop in 2013 as they shared how certain songs still trigger them to this day.

The pair host And That’s What You Really Missed podcast, featuring behind-the-scenes insights as they rewatch every episode of Glee’s six seasons.

Rewatching the season one finale, Journey To Regionals, Kevin revealed he recently had a “Cory moment”.

He shared: “I have to say, I saw that movie Air, the new Matt Damon/Ben Affleck movie. I saw it and I Can’t Fight This Feeling comes on at some point and I just burst into tears.

“It got me good! I went home and watched this and I was like, ‘Okay I’m having a full Cory in my emotions day’.”

Jenna gushed over her late colleague adding: “He was so good,” but Kevin revealed he has some regrets over not telling the actor just how good he was during his life.

Don’t miss…
Paul O’Grady’s funeral to be held at favourite safari park[LATEST]
Battersea dogs will form guard of honour at Paul O’Grady’s funeral[INSIGHT]
Carol Vorderman squeezes into ‘too tight’ bikinis ahead of I’m A Celeb[PICTURES]

He emotionally added: “This whole episode I was just floored by Cory. He was so good.

 “What p*****s me off is he was such a good actor and I don’t think we necessarily told him that enough, and the things we miss out on getting to see him do.”

The series co-creator Ryan Murphy, 57, previously appeared on the podcast and revealed the devastating effects Cory’s death had on him not only as a decision-maker on the show but because he thought of the actor as “my child”.

He shared that due to the real-life tragedies surrounding the series: “Glee was the best of times and the worst of times in our lives but also the thing that I have learnt the older I get is lean into the best of times. I force myself sometimes to go back.”

After Cory’s death the decision to continue the series, in which he had a pivotal role, was somewhat controversial but Glee’s army of fans worldwide were thrilled with the prospect of being able to mourn not just the actor but his character too in a meaningful way.

Ryan revealed that the months leading up to Cory’s death were “very fraught and emotional and difficult to love someone” and he discovered the actor had a “drug problem” when he was asked to lead the intervention.

“I was the person who had to lead the intervention not knowing what to do, I was just desperate for him to live. I had no training for that,” Ryan said.

“I was talking to him every day and he was like my child. I remember thinking, ‘Oh my god, thank god he made it, he’s going to be okay against all odds’. Two days, three days later he died.”

Source: Read Full Article