Just days after Cory Monteith’s untimely death , former co-stars and friends continue to remember working with the late actor on his projects. Some of those memorable roles included his breakthrough stint on “Glee,” his part in the big-screen escapade “Monte Carlo” alongside Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester, and one of his early starts on the small screen playing a rocker on the MTV series, “Kaya.”
Before he belted out pop hits on Fox, he had a role in this other music-themed show, which aired on MTV for one season in 2007. On the music-industry drama, Monteith played Gunnar, the drummer in “it” girl Kaya’s (played by Danielle Savre) band, as well as her on-again, off-again hookup. Adding to the ups and downs of that relationship, the series also touched on the tensions between Kaya and her bandmates (Justin Wilczynski and Joe MacLeod). The show follows her rising fame as the lead singer of their band.
Whereas “Glee” deals with the ups and downs of trying to get that big break while struggling with identity and relationships, “Kaya” focused on the drama of what happens once all your dreams of superstardom come true.
However, during the show’s 10-episode run, “Kaya” had many of the same issues from “Glee,” as the band attempted to hold it all together while handling major-label pressure.