Glee Creator Ryan Murphy On Cory Montieth Death
Main man behind musical opens up about grief and going forward...
"Ultimately the person who made the decision was Lea, who felt that the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together and to get back to work and be together every day and talk about our memories of him.
"So we decided to do that with Lea's blessing and we're going to go back to work and have grief counselors on the set for two weeks because people are really hurting."
Murphy also confessed that he would have ended the show if Lea had asked.
"If Lea had said to me, 'I could never do this again and I don't want to do this again,' you know, she is sort of the show, so what do you do? And I would've, out of respect to her as a person, said 'OK'.
"But that's not how Lea operates; that's not how she feels. She's handled this with so much humanity and grace and she's also handled this in a way where she's trying to look out for 500 other people affected by him and who have mortgages to pay and families to feed.
"That was never on the table for her and I said, 'OK'."
And speaking to Deadline, Murphy confirmed that a tribute episode would be filmed - and that Montieth's character Finn Hudson would die in the show.