Ryan Murphy (and Cosmo Kramer) are ecstatic!
No, "Rochelle, Rochelle - The Musical" won't be hitting the small screen anytime soon. However, equally exciting is news that the "Glee" creator has signed film and theater icon Bette Midler to guest role on the Fox musical series.
Murphy made it tough for Midler to say no, pitching the invitation to the actress in front of a captive audience at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards ceremony. "I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people. I hope she says yes!" Murphy tweeted Monday.
Moments later, Murphy followed up, "Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting…who should she play?"
Ideas for Midler's character are still being kicked around. Many still see an opportunity with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) in New York to unite the two in a one-of-a-kind duet, but whether Midler would play a relative or herself remains to be seen. Previous guest stars Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes portrayed Rachel's gay dads in the series' third season. Midler tweeted "I have one vote for Rachel's grandmother...hmmmm. I'm thinking, I'm thinking!!"
Who do you think the Emmy, Tony and Grammy award winner should play?