Though executive producer Ryan Murphy has promised “Glee” will be light on guest stars this season—instead focusing on the dramedy’s core characters—that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t expect a fun cameo or two. Case in point: Catwoman might soon be prowling the halls of McKinley High. Or, more specifically, actress Anne Hathaway.
As you’ll recall, Anne’s long been contemplating a guest turn on the Fox musical series, even going so far as to dream up her role. “I would want to do two duets, one with the young man who plays Kurt,” she explained to us last fall. “And I’d want to sing a song from ’Into the Woods,’ called ’Children Will Listen.'”
Adding fuel to the Anne Hathaway/”Glee” rumors was Ryan Murphy, himself, who revealed at this year’s Golden Globes that Anne would indeed have a role on an upcoming episode. But that was nine months ago, and we have yet to see the pretty actress so much as stumbled into a scene.
Well, fear not! Ryan told us last night at the 2011 Emmy Awards that he’ll be discussing a role with Miss Hathaway very soon!
“I’m meeting with Anne in the next couple weeks,” he told MTV News on the red carpet. “We’re not going to do guest stars at all the first half of the season, but I would love to work with her, and she supposedly has the whole thing mapped out. I’m curious as to what she wants to do. I love her. I think she’s great.”
So now that it appears Anne Hathaway will be all squared away, what about those other guest stars we were promised? Paging Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lopez! You’re wanted in the principal’s office.
Click play on the clip above to hear more from Ryan Murphy, including how the “Glee Project” winners will factor into the new season.
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