Matthew Morrison relaxed about Glee
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 June 2010
'Glee' actor Matthew Morrison admits he doesn't feel any pressure to make the show a success, and believes that responsibility lies with the show's writers
Matthew Morrison doesn't feel any pressure to make 'Glee' a success.
The actor - who plays singing Spanish teacher Will Schuester in the musical drama series - admits he doesn't worry about whether or not the show does well, because his job is solely to "sing the songs".
He explained: "I don't feel any pressure because all I do is show up and say the lines and sing the songs. I think the pressure is more with the writers than with me. We have set the bar really high, so it's going to be hard to maintain that level of writing on the show."
Before starring in the TV programme, Matthew spent years appearing in Broadway shows.
However, he was instantly drawn to the "life-changing" part of Will and knew there was "something special" about the programme from the beginning.
He explained: "Yes, I knew right away! No, when we were doing it we all felt like we were part of something special - there was just something in the air. It was different and fresh.
"I thought it would just get a niche audience but I didn't think it would be like this. This is overwhelming and phenomenal and life-changing."
Matthew has also responded to criticism the show if full of "filler" episodes, because of the 20-episode-long series.
He added to BBC News: "Financially, the more episodes you do, the more advertising a network gets, so I think that's the norm now. I'm still new to this whole thing, so I'll do whatever you want me to do!
"There are definitely some filler episodes. I don't think we try to, but sometimes you can't be great at that level all the time. It's hard to maintain that."