Almost one year since the death of Cory Monteith, Glee co-star Jane Lynch has opened up to Sydney Confidential about how the cast and crew are coping.
Actress Jane Lynch, who plays teacher Sue Sylvester on the hit TV show Glee, said the cast and crew think about the late actor all the time.
Lynch says a large photo of Monteith, who played the loveable male lead, Finn Hudson, hangs in the Glee choir room as a constant reminder.
“So there was a huge gap and we think about him all the time because in the choir room we have a picture of him up there and we look at it every day. I am glad it is there and there it will remain as long as we are doing the show,” Lynch said.
Monteith died July 13 2013 at the age of 31.
An autopsy revealed the star suffered from a mixture of heroin and alcohol overdose.
“It has almost been a year and it is very sad… It was really difficult not just for the actors, for the crew. The crew probably knew him better than anybody because the crew is there everyday and it was hard,” said Lynch.
In Monteith’s home country Canada, his father Joe Monteith sat down with ET entertainment reporter Rick Campanelli.
The grieving father opened up about the pain he feels over the absence of his son.
“I still miss him very much and I still have the empty feeling inside,” Mr Monteith said.
He said the warm, endearing presence his son carried is what he’ll miss the most.
“Cory was a likeable young man and if he was in the room, you’d be smiling… He enjoyed life. That’s why I was so shocked about the outcome of everything.”
Glee is heading into its fifth year on air. – Rachel Mall
Top photo is a screen grab from Glee