Glee just got cooler. Maybe not twenty percent cooler, but cooler nonetheless. Adam Lambert will be appearing in the fifth season of the Ryan Murphy hit show. Murphy tweeted “I am thrilled to announce that the super talented Adam Lambert is joining the cast of Glee this fall.”
Just what part Lambert will be playing or what his role will be has yet to be announced. In fact, we’re not sure if he will be in the New York or Lima portion of the series. Still, for Lambert, the guest shot on the show is a wish come true. In 2012, he told the Hollywood Reporter that the would love to guest on the show as himself.
Lambert said at the time that “I think there were murmurs about it. Hopefully, maybe now that I have some new music, I could go on there. I want to just be me. Why do I have to be a fictional character?”
Rumors have been swirling about the openly gay rock star appearing on the show since 2009.
For Lea Michele, the chance to duet with Lambert would be too much. She told MTV that “I love Adam Lambert! I want to sing with him so badly. If they don’t let me [sing with him] on the show, I would just in life. I just want to sing with him so badly. He’s just such an incredible vocal performer, and I’m such a huge fan.”
It isn’t the first time that Lambert has shown up in a scripted series. He appeared as himself in Pretty Little Liars season 3.
Lambert’s own work for the LGBT Community has paralleled that of Glee’s. Lambert has worked hard trying to push back against anti-LGBT bullying.