Jeff Goldblum to play one of Glee’s gay dads
Jeff Goldblum is to pair up with Brian Stokes Mitchell to play Rachel Berry’s parents on popular TV series Glee.
TVLine reported that the Jurassic Park actor Goldblum, and Broadway actor Stokes, will sing a duet together during their debut in a special Valentines Day episode called ‘Heart.’
The pair will play Rachel Berry’s adoptive parents, Hiram and LeRoy Berry who have been mentioned several times in the series, but have never featured.
Glee Creator, Ryan Murphy has, in the past, expressed an interest in featuring the gay parents.
In other exciting news for Berry, played by Lea Michele, her on-screen boyfriend Finn, played by Corey Monteith, recently proposed to her.
Monteith told E! News: “Finn has some real feelings for Rachel that lead toward it but I think he’s also trying to hang on to something. He’s trying to keep the love locked down.”
Monteith’s character, Finn Hudson, left the series when he graduated from McKinley High but is set to return in season 4.
Goldblum joins the throng of celebrities who have played cameo roles in the series, which includes Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris, John Stamos and Oscar winning Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Emmy for her recurring role as Holly Holliday.
Goldblum brings over 35 years of acting experience, including Independence Day, TV Series Friends, and a short stint in the cartoon Captain Planet as the voice of ‘Verminous Skumm.”
Stokes Mitchell has played roles in TV series’ Ugly Betty and Frasier, and is well known for his extensive career on Broadway.