Glee is a show that likes to rack up the amount of guest stars that it features, and has also made a point to include particular actors that have already been seen in musicals before. Skylar Astin is the latest to be added as a guest star, and will appear on the show in the spring.
Astin, the young star, has previously been seen in a production of Spring Awakening, which included Lea Michelle and Jenna Ushkowitz, who are both stars on Glee, showing that he already has chemistry with the cast. He is the latest member of the Spring Awakening cast to be featured on the show, and has a close relationship with Lea Michelle after working together.
Glee is a musical comedy created by Ryan Murphy, which airs on Fox, and also recently received a nomination at the Golden Globes for Best Televsion Series-Musical Or Comedy. In addition to Lea Michelle, the series stars an ensemble cast that has been recognized during multiple award shows, and includes Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer, Naya Rivera, and more.
Skylar Astin on glee. Thank you Ryan Murphy.
— Lauren Niemann (@MoonTree1313) December 12, 2013
On the show, Skylar Astin will play Jean-Bapttiste, the leader of Throat Explosion, the competition for New Direction at Nationals. He will join Phoebe Strole and Johnathan Groff, who are both new members on the show.
Whether he knew the two other co-stars already is unknown, but he seems to be getting close with Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet already, as the news was revealed via Darren Criss’ Instagram, after the three of them posted a selfie together.
The decision to cast Skylar Astin in the show comes after Lea Michelle continued to campaign for him, and has done so for several seasons. Lea Michelle, who plays Rachel on the show, said of Astin, “I’m his biggest fan, he’s one of my best friends, and I couldn’t be happier for him and his success. He’s amazing in Pitch Perfect. The minute I can get him on Glee, I want him on the show.” After trying to several seasons, she finally got her wish, and will be reunited with her friend for an episode of Glee.
In addition to Spring Awakening, Astin has been seen in the hit film Pitch Perfect, and a few other films, as well as an episode of HBO’s Girls. He is currently a star on TBS’ Ground Floor.
Skylar Astin will appear on an episode of the show that airs in March of 2014.
— Glee (@gleeks) December 12, 2013
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