“One of the things I love about [Finn and Rachel] is how different they are. And how does a couple, when they lose, how do they react? Do they fight about it? Do they love each other more? I know people love Lea and Cory together and so we are giving them what they want.”—
“Oh yeah. Yes. Definitely. I’m all about ‘Finnchel.’ It sounds like a pastry doesn’t it?” When I told the crowd Cory would be opening his chain of Finnchel’s doughnut shops as a rival to Winchell’s very soon, he cracked: “Definitely! Look for it in February!” and added that a Finnchel is a “delicious almond pastry with frosting on top.”—
“That relationship is so much pushing and pulling and pursuing and going after each other. And now they’re together. So this season, it’s delving into two worlds that are really trying to meld together, it’s the slusher (and the) slushee. What happens when those two, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love? And we’re also exploring the Rachel character who wants things so much. And what happens when the girl who wants things so much gets the things she wants? I think that’s going to be really hard for that kind of girl. So we’re excited to write for those two. And they will stay together. They will stay together.”—
I don’t know. Maybe it’s because it’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m emotional due to the fact that I haven’t went to bed yet, maybe not. I don’t know. The point is, there is something about this video that hits home inside of me. When the entire cast gets up and starts singing along it really just…. inspires me. This show has become so much more to people than just what it appears to be. It allows you to be okay with who you are. To quote someone from the panel, I believe it was one of the writers, I’m thinking Brad, he said the show is about finding what’s different about you and seeing that as the best possible thing about you and not the worst. I am going into my senior year of high school in a few weeks with such a confidence in myself, because I am different. I like musical theater and literature and writing and y’know, just a bunch of stuff that isn’t sports or “typical” for my high schools overall population. And I no longer see that as something that makes me weird or below any of them, I realize that it’s a strength and it’s an advantage and not a disadvantage. Glee has helped me to be more comfortable in my own skin and be happy with that and not allow other people’s opinions cloud my judgement. I am who I am and if that’s not mainstream then that’s okay and it’s beautiful. And I really just, I wish and I hope that the writers and the cast know how much they are affecting people. Because this show is changing lives and helping so many kids realize that the arts do matter; they matter and being different is one of the best things about finding out who you are. High School is hard as hell and Glee is very real in the sense of letting people know they’re not alone. There are other kids out there like you that have the same problems and we can all get through it and come out better because of it. And seeing this group of people come together and work so hard to put something like this out there to be seen and heard and make such an impact is just one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. There’s never been anything like it and I think that’s why it’s become so hugely popular. It does something that no one has ever done before and it does it well, which is extremely hard to come by.
And I just… I dunno. I felt the need to share that I guess.
Kristin:Another thing in the season finale that the fans are really excited about...a little couple everyone has been waiting for...Finn...Rachel. Was anyone excited to see them get together?
-audience breaks out into wild applause-
Kristin:It sounds so delicious. Don't you just want to eat it?
Cory:Like a pastry.
Kristin:You should actually sell those because I would buy one, Cory. We've heard that they will be together this season. Ryan...Lea...Cory? Can you just talk about the pairing of Finn and Rachel? How you're feeling about them now and are you two excited to play a happy couple?
Lea:You better say you're excited.
Lea:He's really excited. I'm really excited. I think it's so great. I think it's going to be really interesting to see what Rachel is like in a relationship, as someone's girlfriend. But...I don't know...Ryan...how long will you make this one last? (laughing)
Ryan Murphy:Well, I think, sort of the joy in the show is, and that's one of my favorite parts about it is those two. They're sort of so unlikely and I like that they're both sort of the leaders of the club. And I'm really interested to see how they deal with... it's almost like a metaphor for the show business Glee club. But I'm sort of interested in how does a couple like that, when they lose, do they fight about it? Does that bring them closer? Does that make them hate each other? Does it make them love each other? I'm interested in that idea of a couple withstanding a lot of things over the course of the season. And I do think that people really like Lea and Cory together and I'm just really interested. I mean, I don't... Brad, you can jump right in. I'm really interested in that idea.
Brad Falchuk:I think everybody loves Rachel and I think she's young and she's always pursued things. She's someone who's- she's said it herself "wants things too badly." Well, what happens when someone who wants things too badly gets things? And how do they handle that? And what kind of growing up do they have to do to have something as opposed to want something? I think she's really good at pursuing and so I'm really interested in sort of that part of it. And also, in just sort of Finn having someone he's in a relationship with who's so uniquely challenging.
Kristin:That's what you're hoping to put on your gravestone...your tombstone, right? Uniquely challenging. Brad, you once said you thought they were the core couple of the show. Do you still stand by that?
Brad Falchuk:I think so. I think so. It's because it's the mix of those two worlds. You know, and that's always what we're trying to do is, sort of, you know, what's happening in the outside world and the people throwing slushies and the people getting slushied and what happens when those two worlds fall in love? You know, as opposed to just fighting each other. So I think we have to keep pushing that relationship and exploring it because they're a great metaphor and also, these two actors are so good we can sort of have them do just about anything and they're so endearing and fun to watch.
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