'Glee's' Cory Monteith says working with Ryan Murphy is 'awesome'
What does Cory Monteith make of reports that he's been battling Ryan Murphy behind the scenes of Fox's "Glee"?
"This is gossip," Monteith said Monday night to reporters at a Fox party. "I think people try to make a big deal of things. I think people make something out of nothing."
According to the N.Y. Post, since the show went back in production last month, Monteith and Murphy, the show's creator, have been clashing over the casts' work schedule and royalties from their tours and albums. The good-natured Monteith, who plays nice guy (and heartthrob quarterback) Finn on the popular Fox show, would seem an unlikely ringleader for the cast.
At Monday's party, Monteith downplayed any kerfuffle, instead maintaining that working for Murphy is "awesome. It's always been awesome.... I feel fortunate."
Cast mate Chris Colfer, who also attended the bash, later insisted to ShowTracker that there's no trouble on set.
"It's not true. You know, when Season 1 came about, we were very fortunate the way the press took us in. Season 2 rolled around and it's the exact opposite. There's not a riff between anyone."
Ah, so much drama for this "Glee" club that hopes that the new season starts out on the right note. But will it end that way?
Photo: Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles in August. Credit: Danny Moloshok/Reuters