Everyone who loved “Glee” remembers the peppy high school students that sang and danced around the hallways, but behind the scenes the show was not as joyful.
The show’s creator Ryan Murphy got candid with The Hollywood Reporter about the FOX series, discussing the problems he had on set.
While Ryan does not address Cory Monteith’s death or the rumored fights between Lea Michele and Naya Rivera, he did admit that he has a lot of regrets concerning the show.
“To this day, I’m devastated by everything that happened with that show,” Murphy said.
Murphy also stated that he was more of a friend to the cast of “Glee” than a director.
“I was there with them all day long, and then we’d finish work and we’d go out and have fun all night, and I guess in a weird, twisted way, I was trying to relive the childhood I never had. I thought they wanted a parent, and they didn’t. They didn’t want me to tell them what to f***ing do.”
“They didn’t want me to tell them how to treat each other or what the world was like at the end of the day. I wish I could go back and do that differently with a lot of those actors,” he continued.
Ryan said he is still very close with cast members Lea Michele, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss, but not so much with the rest of the cast.
“There were some that didn’t work well and I regret that,” Murphy recalled about the cast. “I just wish I had been able to let them figure it out for themselves.”
Ryan is currently working on his shows “Scream Queens” and “American Horror Story: Hotel,” which seem to have been successful so far. Some of the cast of "Glee" has gone on to work on other successful projects as well.