That’s right. The Divine Miss M is heading over to the FOX show to appear on Glee in an upcoming episode. Ryan Murphy announced the great news via Twitter. Murphy put the 66-year-old legend on the spot in front of 1,000 people at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Award ceremony held last night. Luckily for him (and us), Bette Midler was a good sport and replied ‘yes’.
Even though he’s already plotting on what role Midler would play, the Beaches star already gave her two cents. She suggested she play Rachel’s grandmother. AMAZING. While that would be an awesome role, I’d like Bette to pay homage to her early days when she used to sing at gay bathhouses in New York City. Can’t you just imagine it now. Blaine, Kurt, Karofsky and Sebastian doing a number at some bathhouse?
If Murphy doesn’t want to be that controversial, all I ask is for a scene with Midler and current guest-star Sarah Jessica Parker. The two previously worked together on Hocus Pocus. Hell, why not send Kathy Najimy an invitation as well. Another option could have Kate Hudson talk momma Goldie Hawn into appearing on the show, so that Midler and her can have a First Wives Club reunion. The possibilities are endless.
- Murphy: “I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people. I hope she says yes!
- Midler: “And from the stage, @ryanmurphy invited me to guest on @Glee! I should get out more!!”
- Murphy: “Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting…who should she play?”
- Midler: “Ok, @rpmurphy, I have one vote for Rachel’s grandmother…hmmmm. I’m thinking, I’m thinking!!”
Are you excited for Bette Midler to appear on Glee? Who do you think she should play? Who else would you love for Ryan Murphy to convince to guest star on the FOX show? Sound off below.