Contact Us

‘Glee’ Cast Discuss Playing Each Other for Upcoming ‘Props’ Episode

Glee
FOX

FOX released some advance clips of tomorrow’s ‘Props’ episode — and in the behind-the-scenes videos (where ’Glee‘ cast members assume each others’ identities), it’s obvious the actors had a blast playing with their new personas. 

The plot of ‘Props’ is that Tina, distracted by her cell phone, falls into a fountain and hits her head. (Don’t walk and text, kids!) When she wakes up, she has become Rachel, and all of her classmates have switched roles as well. Finn and Kurt trade places, meaning that the show’s central couple of Finn and Rachel are played by Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz. “Being love interests with Chris Colfer playing Finn is the sentence I never thought I’d say,” Ushkowitz observes.

Cory Monteith insists on doing Colfer’s hair, to ensure that Finn looks as authentic as possible. “This is a time-honored ‘Glee’ tradition,” Monteith claims. “It’s very specific, so I wanted to make sure that Finn was properly represented.”

Sue (Jane Lynch), who swaps roles with Will (Matthew Morrison), describes how she gets into the role, commenting, “I’m saying to myself as we’re shooting, ‘I’m handsome and nice.’” Meanwhile, Lea Michele says she’s happy to play Tina because, “I love being able to slouch and give dirty looks.”

While some of the character switches are obvious, others are more off the wall, like the pairing of Artie and Santana. Artie dons a cheerleader outfit and fake ponytail, while Santana wears a button-down shirt and sweater vest. “It’s hard to do the scene, because the whole time, we’re all looking at each other, looking at everyone’s impressions of ourselves,” actor Kevin McHale says.

‘Props’ airs at 8PM ET on Tuesday, May 15, as part of a two-hour ‘Glee’ spectacular capped off by the ‘Nationals’ competition episode. ‘Props’ is light on song performances but does include Taylor Swift and Jason Mraz covers.

Watch a Behind-the-Scenes of the ‘Props’ Episode

Watch a Preview of the ‘Props’ Episode

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://popcrush.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Popcrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on Popcrush quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!