Ryan Murphy Talks Britney Glee EpisodeAugust 2, 2010
“I just started directing it today at 5 [a.m.], which is why I look like hell. She is arguably the most important female [musician] other than Lady Gaga in the last 10 years, so we’re sort of doing an episode not only of her music but also her public image. All the kids on the show, many of them went into singing and dancing because of her. At the heart of it, it’s a show designed to show off the skills of Heather Morris, who plays Brittany.” It was [Britney’s] idea. I think she loves what the show’s about, paying tribute to pop culture in a very loving, respectful, kind way. She responded to that. “Heather’s thrilled. It was her dream. She was a back up dancer for Beyonce, and her dream was to be an actress and she’s such a great actress because she doesn’t know what she’s doing in some weird way. She’s so natural and funny. I just did a scene this morning with Heather. I think she’s got incredible craft. She has a great work ethic. All dancers do.
– “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy on Britney’s upcoming tribute episode to Zap2It.com.
PS Murphy also speaks out about gay rights and equality.