We know that Glee is about to start up a love triangle between Marley (Melissa Benoist), Jake (Jacob Artist) and Kitty (Becca Tobin), but after watching the Season 4 premiere on Thursday, we couldn’t help but thinking that Marley had a connection with another New Directions guy — Sam (Chord Overstreet).
That way he touched her hat during “Chasing Pavements”! The connection they shared over sewn-in J. Crew labels — and trying to make it through high school pretending you’re family isn’t struggling just to make ends meet. Marley and Sam certainly have a lot in common, but could their bond ever develop into something more?
Wetpaint Entertainment spoke with Chord Overstreet at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party on September 7, and we asked him that very question!
Sam and Marley had a really sweet moment during the Season 4 premiere. What did you think of that?
I freakin’ love Melissa (Benoist)! She’s so sweet, she’s so funny, she’s probably got one of the most quirky personalities I’ve ever worked with. Great voice. And I think people are going to love her. She’s got this sweet innocence to her that is really likeable.
Do you think there’s a chance these two might have a stronger connection?
We’ll see where it goes and what happens. It’s high school, you know, so you’re dating one girl, one week and the next week you’re dating someone else. It’s TV, so we’ll see where it goes. But we’re having fun right now, and it’s basically like summer camp right now where we’re goofing around on set. It’s great!
Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently tweeted that Sam is “more like a big brother to Marley. A guiding light. He’s very sweet and careful with her.” Still, it’s possible that his feelings might change as time goes on. After all, another New Directions member is supposed to be setting their sights on Marley. Who knows what might happen later?
This is over ten days overdue…I apologize. Here’s the promo video for the season 4 premiere!
We were all hoping that we would see more of Chord Overstreet in season four of Glee and it looks like that’s going to come true – literally.
Chord Overstreet was on set last week filming the upcoming Britney Spears tribute episode, when he took to Twitter to provide this revealing teaser:
It’s so hot today at McKinley! Clothes are coming off!
So, we can only assume that Chord is referring to Sam with that comment, since Chord also confirmed on Twitter last week that we would in fact be getting more shirtless Sam scenes at some point in Season 4.
The big question that remains is why exactly Sam will be showing some skin. We’ve seen him get shirtless for any number of reasons in the past — whether he was a stripper, acting in Rocky Horror, or just gettin’ sudsy in the shower — so it’s difficult to predict why he’ll be taking his top off this time. But what’s not difficult to predict is that we’ll be rewatching the scene about a million times.
We also know that Sam will be getting a brand new girlfriend in Season 4, as Ryan Murphy recently promised. We can’t help but wonder if this disrobing will be part of a hot-and-steamy scene with his new mystery squeeze.
Trouty-Mouth, Cheerios, promise rings, astronomy, Justin Bieber and Color Me Mine.
Don’t worry people, we’re not just blurting out gibberish — we’re describing one of Glee’s most missed relationships! The unwavering fans of Sam (Chord Overstreet) and Quinn (Dianna Agron), a.k.a. Fabrevans, have been patiently waiting over a season and a half for their favorite couple to once again walk down the McKinley halls together. And now that Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy has joined Twitter, he has publicly squashed the relationship rumors between Sam and Mercedes (Amber Riley). Murphy writes, “SAM will have a new girlfriend this year. Guess who it is!”
While Overstreet doesn’t officially reveal the identity of his new leading lady, he does admit that Agron will always be one of his favorite on-screen partners. Overstreet gushes to Hollywood.com:
Diana is one of the easiest people to work with, so I always love doing scenes with her.
Now that we eased the conversation into shipper territory, we decided to just ask him flat out: how does he feel about the fans who are absolutely dying to see Fabrevans again?
That would be a blast! We’ll see what happens in the show. You guys could be in for a treat!
Only one word can captivate how Fabrevans fans are feeling right now: Squee!
Although Overstreet has only read the first episode, he was kind enough to spill some Season 4 scoop. The 23-year-old actor says:
They’re really doing a really good job at blending what’s going on in New York with Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) and what’s going still back in Ohio and kind of blending in all the seniors that graduated into the show and intertwining it.
Hmm, perhaps he’s referring to his favorite alum Quinn?
The first script is hilarious. There’s a lot of really good stuff. [A lot of] scenes with Jane [Lynch] and a lot of really good stuff with Matt [Morrison] and the new kids they’re bringing in. So I can’t wait to start shooting and see the chemistries.
Now that the seniors have left the choir room, it seems like it’s up to Sam, Artie (Kevin Mchale) and Blaine (Darren Criss) to fight for the spotlight this season as the leading man. Although he’s got some tough competition, Overstreet says he’s confident Sam has what it takes to lead the New Directions.
I would love to see him just go out there and own it. Those [other] guys just don’t match up, I could take ‘em. I would just outrun Artie.
Glee is repopulating New Directions, closing a deal to bring Chord Overstreet back to the Fox musical as a series regular.
Overstreet, who was in talks to return to the series as a regular earlier this month, has officially closed his deal to portray Sam Evans in Glee‘s upcoming fourth season.
Overstreet, who was brought in midway through Glee‘s second season and departed the Ryan Murphy/Brad Falchuk series after his option to return as a regular was not picked up for Season 3, returned to the show as a recurring guest star last season after a brief detour to ABC’s The Middle.
Overstreet joins a somewhat depleted cast of regulars inside Glee‘s McKinley High, which last season saw stars Rachel (Lea Michele), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Finn (Cory Monteith), among others, graduate from the series and start their post-high school lives.
Overstreet will be joined in Glee‘s Ohio setting with new series regular Jacob Artist, who will play Puck’s (Mark Salling) younger brother who tries out for the Glee club at the heart of the series.
All 15 of Glee‘s series regulars from Season 3 will return in some capacity this year as the series explores story lines set in both Ohio and New York. The series is also in talks with Glee Project Season 1 co-winners Alex Newell and Samuel Larsen to return in Season 4, while Damian McGinty will not be back – at least for the first half of Season 4.
Glee‘s fourth season premieres in its new night and time slot on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m.
For the second straight week, Glee on Tuesday night is going to focus more on the story rather than some of the music, but that doesn’t mean that the show is lacking when it comes to some fun performances themed around one of the biggest moments in the life of every high school student.
Considering that the title of the episode is “Prom-asaurus,” the first song on the list should not come as a surprise at all. From there, things get a bit more interesting.
“Dinosaur,” Heather Morris – Does Heather do a fantastic Ke$ha impression? Definitely. As for originality here, though, this song is pretty much identical to its original version.
This is one of those performances that we are at a disadvantage with when it comes to just hearing the audio. Heather’s Brittany S. Pearce is such a fun and dynamic performer that not getting to see her dance around in some sort of over-the-top prehistoric outfit takes away from what should ultimately be a pretty good time.
“Love You Like a Love Song,” Naya Rivera – It totally makes sense on every level for the show to cover this song. Selena Gomez is big star right now (especially with the show’s young demographic), and this song has been all over the charts.
Musically, it’s pretty similar to the Brittany song above in that Naya’s Santana sings pretty much the same arrangement as the original artist — but part of the fun here is going to be hearing it sang to Brittany on the actual show.
“What Makes You Beautiful,” Chord Overstreet, Harry Shum Jr., Kevin McHale, Samuel Larsen, and Damian McGinty – We’ve already seen One Direction fans trashing this song online, and we get it — the British boy band sings it better, and no one can compare.
With that being said, we actually think that this is our favorite performance of the episode. It gives Rory a chance to sing for the first time in weeks, and it’s just fun to hear this combination of voices together. Of course, it is ironic in a way that two freshmen and a junior are performing at a senior prom.
“Take My Breath Away,” Naya Rivera and Dianna Agron – This is certainly one of the songs that we are interested in finding out the context for. Is this just a random prom performance, or something more? We can see Naya performing this song for Brittany, but despite the hints at a Quinn / Joe pairing the two are not even officially together.
This song could have used a modern update musically, though — it feels pretty dated from the opening vocals.
“Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Lea Michele, Darren Criss, and Chris Colfer – We’re also a bit unsure about this song in terms of how these three are the ones singing it — though outside of that, we certainly understand the meaning behind it.
Expect “Big Girls” to be the sort of senior goodbye song in the vein of what we are going to hear over the course of the next several weeks — as for the benefit for the audience, it’s recent enough for most viewers to remember when it first came out.
Here’s the promo video for next week’s Whitney Houston tribute, “Dance with Somebody.”
A little late, but here’s the promo for next week’s episode of Glee.
Chord Overstreet wasn’t ready to write off “Glee” after leaving at the end of last season.
Good thing, too.
The blond singer (nicknamed Trouty Mouth on the show) was called back, tossed into the swim team and given a “Grease” duet just months into the third season.
“It was like putting my shoes on again,” he says. “It was fun.
“Once you jump into it for the first time and you go through the tour and all that stuff, it’s pretty easy coming back.”
“Glee” moves at such a breakneck pace, there’s really no time to wonder “why?” or “why now?”
“The producers asked if I wanted to come back and I said, ‘Yeah, sure,’” Overstreet explains. (According to outside sources, he was offered a guest star spot at the end of the season but declined because there were no additional guarantees.)
During the break, the 23-year-old Nashville native filmed an episode of “The Middle” and worked on his music. “I got a lot accomplished. But I had no idea if I’d ever be back on ‘Glee.’ Everything was up in the air.”
The call came so quickly Overstreet didn’t finish his album — but that’ll come in due time, he says.
Meanwhile, he’s enjoying the success his brother Nash is having in the hit group Hot Chelle Rae (Chord’s in one of its videos) and working with his father, singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, on songs.
“My dad’s a huge influence on me and my brother as far as the music goes,” Overstreet says. “He’s definitely a great person to have in your ear, giving you advice and helping you out.”
The three write together frequently and support each other’s work.
Advising him about “Glee,” however, is a bit difficult.
The Fox musical comedy isn’t like any other entertainment industry job. ‘You’ve got a lot of dance rehearsals, pre-records, music videos and acting to do. It’s a lot of work, but I enjoy it.”
Graduation? Overstreet has no clue. “I’ve never heard my grade mentioned, so who knows?”
And that Trouty Mouth nickname? “Who knows where that came from? It was one of the writers — probably Ian Brennan — just goofing around…but I don’t mind.”
To be back on “Glee,” Overstreet says, is very comforting. “I’m having a blast and loving life now. I’m just going day by day.”