Glee sure is racking up the guest stars — again. And as usual, they’re out of left field and therefore, wholly intriguing. The Queen of Media storms, Lindsay Lohan will stop by and EGOT winner and The View star Whoopie Goldberg will also make a three-episode appearance.
If the negotiations with Lohan are finalized, we’ll see LiLo presiding as a celebrity judge at Nationals and playing herself during the musical series’s finale on May 22. This comes just after her polarizing stint on SNL and in addition to her role as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime’s re-telling of the classic star’s love affair with Richard Burton.
Playing herself on Glee will surely make Lohan’s job a little easier, it’s proof she’s is determined to keep trying to stick to her new, healthier path. She told Matt Lauer on the Today Show that she was looking to earn a better reputation in the industry: “I still need to go through the process of proving myself. With SNL, being on time, keeping my – I can’t say the word – keeping my stuff together…It’s just a process and I’m willing to go through that process and prove I’m accountable,” she said.
Goldberg will play the role many gleeks have been waiting for: the woman who determines whether or not Kurt and Rachel make it to their dream school. The accolade-laden actress will play Carmen Tibideaux, theater expert and professor from the fictional New York Academy of Dramatic Arts (NYADA) and the woman delivering verdicts during our heroes’ auditions. Her first appearance will hit during May Sweeps on May 1 and she’ll show up in two further episodes. We may not know Kurt and Rachel’s fates — or how the writers have figured out how to keep the singing duo and Rachel’s boyfriend Finn on the series past graduation — but at least we recognize the face delivering the big news.
This comes on the heels of Ricky Martin’s recent appearance as a dancing night school Spanish teacher, NeNe Leakes’ role as a gruff swim coach, Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Rachel’s doting dads, and Matthew Bomer’s upcoming role as Blaine’s older, dapper brother. And that list is only a small sample.
What’s your take on Glee’s guest star mania? Is it too much or are you hankering for more?