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
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.