Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has confirmed that Anne Hathaway will guest star as Chris Colfer's gay aunt.

Hathaway dreamed up the guest spot idea and pitched it to Murphy through press interviews.

Colfer, who plays bullied gay teen Kurt Hummel on the show, recently lauded the idea.

“Can you imagine a family with myself, Mike O'Malley [who plays Colfer's father on the show], Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway? That's one hell of a family,” Colfer said.

Murphy told PEOPLE magazine that he agreed to the idea during Sunday's Golden Globes.

“We just finalized a deal with Anne [Hathaway] tonight to come onto the show,” Murphy said. “She's already created [her role]. She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt.”

Glee took home the most statues of any television show, including a best performance in a supporting role award for Colfer, who dedicated his win to troubled gay teens, and another for Jane Lynch, who plays sharp tongued coach Sue Sylvester.