“Glee” has scored fans by covering infectious pop hits from musical mega-stars, but the smash TV show is also lining up some A-list Hollywood talent for its upcoming season. Academy Award-winning actor Javier Bardem is expected to guest-star on “Glee” when the show returns for season two.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the Oscar-winning Spaniard will play a “rock star” who makes friends with Gleek Artie (played by Kevin McHale). The magazine’s website reports that Bardem became a fan of the show after viewing the entire first season of the breakout TV phenomenon in a single week.
Apparently the actor, who is known for more dramatic flicks such as “No Country for Old Men” and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” is up for the chance to be a part of the song-and-dance juggernaut. “We’re going to rock the house,” Bardem said, adding that he plans to mix up the show’s catalog of dance-floor-friendly fare. “We’re going to do some heavy metal,” said Bardem. “Spanish heavy metal, which is the worst.”
The entertainment website also reports that the upcoming guest role comes after Bardem brought up the idea to “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy. Bardem and Murphy worked together on this summer’s Julia Roberts-helmed flick, “Eat, Pray, Love,” which is based on the best-selling memoir.
Bardem isn’t the only Hollywood heavyweight to pass through the halls of William McKinley High. “How I Met Your Mother” star and Emmy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris appeared on the show, Broadway diva Idina Menzel popped up as a coach of the rival team, Vocal Adrenaline, and Olivia Newton-John stopped by to revamp her 1981 hit “Physical.”