Glee's Mr Schue: No rivalry between cast

2012-12-13 17:31
Los Angeles - Matthew Morrison says there's no musical rivalry amongst the Glee cast.

The actor - who plays teacher Will Schuester on the hit musical comedy show - insists that although many of the talented cast members are capitalising on their fame by releasing their own music, they're not in competition with each other.

Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, he said: "We're very supportive. I'm excited because Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez) and Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) are working on their new albums. I'm really excited for them. I feel like they're voices that should be heard. I respect them as artists."

When pressed further about friendly rivalry amongst the cast, he said: "Not at all."

Matthew to return to Broadway

Matthew, 34, is set to return to his stage roots for an album of Broadway musical covers, which he will release next year, and although he released a self-titled album in 2011, he feels this is the album he should have made all along.

"Coming from Glee, my first album, I really wanted to write some of my own songs just because I wanted people to take me more seriously. Glee is pretty much karaoke, we're doing songs by established artists," he explained.

"For this album, this is what I should have done from the get-go. It's what I grew up singing. It's all Broadway classics. I spent three months just doing research on pretty much every Broadway song you could ever imagine.

"It was just an amazing experience. I kind of selected the best 15 songs that would fit me and fit the live show I want to put on."

Season 4 of the hit show is yet to be aired in South Africa.