Where is 'Glee' cast now? Kevin McHale slams 'The Price of Glee' docuseries about hit show's 'curse'
The new docuseries, 'The Price of Glee' has already gained popularity as it unveils the details of the sudden deaths of three of the series' leads - Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson) and Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman).
According to Entertainment Weekly, Kevin McHale, who depicted the character Archie Abrams on the show, slammed the docuseries on Twitter. Earlier, the creator of the series, Ryan Murphy, claimed in a press release that "relatives and friends of Glee cast members; those who were on the set and close to it such as set decorators, hairdressers, stylists, and publicists; and entertainment reporters who covered the phenomenon."
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However, Kevin tweeted saying, "Show me this 'cast' you speak of," he tweeted. "This is [trash can emoji]." He then added in a follow-up tweet, "This was the nice version, ftr. Don’t make me speak on this again." One of the other cast members, Jenna Ushkowitz added a nervous emoji to his tweet as a response. She has previously stated in an interview with In Touch Weekly, “We’re not really associated with it." Kevin has also stated in the same interview, “if we feel like we need to” or “if there’s anything glaring. You don’t necessarily want to give something more attention than it maybe deserves or needs,” he continued. “But we’ll see. Us and all of our friends have nothing to do with it, so we’ll see what happens.”
This was the nice version, ftr. Don’t make me speak on this again.— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) December 10, 2022
😬— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) December 10, 2022
Where is the 'Glee' Cast now?
Though three significant actors in the series, Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith, and Mark Salling, many of the actors are still working in the industry and have made their mark. The series aired from May 2009 to March 2015, over six seasons on Fox, and won four Emmys, and four Golden Globe Awards. Here is a quick look at where is the crew of 'Glee' now.
According to US Weekly, Lea Michele who enacted the role of Rachel Berry in 'Glee' went on to act in the famous 'Scream Queens' in 2015. Their performance in these series fetched her the role in ABC's 'The Mayor' in 2017. She also released a holiday album, 'Christmas in the City' in 2019. Meanwhile, she also got married to Zandy Reich in March 2019 and welcomed their first son in 2020. She has also published two books, 'Brunette Ambition' and 'You First: Journal Your Way to Your Best Life.' The musician also released an album called, 'Forever: A Lullaby Album.' However, in July 2022, she took over the role of Fanny Brice in 'Funny Girl' beginning.
In 2015, when 'Glee' wrapped up, Riley participated in season 17 of 'Dancing With the Stars' and eventually won the title. She also won the Oliver Award in 2016 for her performance in 'Dream Girls,' under the category of Best Actress in a Musical. Eventually formed a musical theatre group with Beverley Knight and Cassidy Janson. The album also released an album called 'Songs from the Stage,' in 2017. Riley was the leading lady in Lifetime's thriller Single Black Female in 2022.
After the show wrapped up, she acted in 'Devious Maids.' Meanwhile, in 2016, she also released a memoir, 'Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up.' The actress was also engaged to Big Sean, however, they called it off. She was also married to Ryan Dorsey and welcomed a son in September 2015. In 2017, she was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery against Dorsey. Later, the duo got divorced in 2018, and in July 2020 died in an accidental drowning on a boat in Lake Piru.
Cory who played Finn Hudson in the series had a brief career. He died when he was just 31. The actor died in the summer between filming seasons 4 and 5 of Glee in 2013. This was due to mixed drug toxicity that included heroin and alcohol. Likewise, His character, Finn Hudson, also died during Episode 3 of Season 5.
Mark Sailing who played Puck in the series, died in 2018. After the show, he had a tragic life. In 2017, Salling pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and agreed to serve time in jail. Though his sentencing was set for March 2018, he died by suicide in January 2018. The actor died when he was just 35.
Tina Cohen-Chang is the character portrayed by Jenna in the series. The actress showcased stunning performances in 'Yellow Fever,' 'Hello Again' and '1 Night in San Diego.' In 2018, Jenna also won Tony Award for her producer role in 'Once on This Island.' Meanwhile, she also got married to David Stanley in 2021. The duo who announced their pregnancy in January has recently welcomed their first daughter.
The actor who portrayed the role of Archie Abrams, soon after the show started hosting the show 'Virtually Famous' for two years. Kevin also took part in 'X Factor' and landed in the seventh position. He also made special appearances in 'When We Rise' and 'Elite.' Meanwhile, in 2018, he came out as gay and is dating Austin McKenzie. In 2020, he also acted in Darren Criss's 'Royalties,' and also enacted in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Stories.'
Jane who was a popular actress before getting into the series continued with her amazing career. She hosted NBC's Hollywood Game Night in 2013 which earned her two Emmy Awards. Her show, 'See Jane Sing,' was a popular show in 2015. However, the actress also landed a guest role on 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' which earned her an Emmy award. In 2021, she acted in 'Hot White Heist,' 'The Good Fight' and 'The Bystanders' 2021.