August 3rd, 2010
10:35 AM ET
With the heaps of accolades critics and fans mound upon Fox’s “Glee,” it’s no wonder that even the icons are angling for cameos.
At the TCA press tour Monday, “Glee” co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy admitted that the show’s star status has led to him getting mail from the likes of music greats like Paul McCartney.
“I got a mixtape from Paul McCartney a couple weeks ago,” Murphy said. “It was amazing. I thought I was being punked."
The package arrived out of the blue, he added, containing two CDs. "I hope you'll consider some of these songs for 'Glee,’” was the accompanying note, with the song "Michelle" being among those included.
“I was gobsmacked,” Murphy said. “I grew up with that guy. We are going to do something. I don't think a whole episode, but we are going to do something."
McCartney's not the only one Murphy is considering collaborating with. Actor Javier Bardem also has a special place in his heart for the motley crew of singing high school kids, and Murphy said he's thinking of ways to work him in as well.
Although the details haven't been figured out yet, Murphy said he'd probably play something akin to "a crazy Spanish heavy metal rock star substitute teacher."
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