Casting News: Anne Hathaway to Guest on 'Glee,' Marissa Jaret Winokur Leaves 'The Talk' and More
"She created her own character, and we ran into her, and I said 'Really?' and she said 'Yes!' so we're going to do that," Murphy told E! Online. "We love her."
Executive producer Brad Falchuck added, "[With] someone like her, it's sort of hard to say no!"
In other casting news ...
• Lily's sister will still drop by 'Gossip Girl,' but she'll be played by a different actress. Illeana Douglas, who had previously been cast in the part, had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The character is in the midst of being recast. [TVLine]
• 'The Talk' has been on the air for less than five months, but it's already losing a cast member. Marissa Jaret Winokur announced she was leaving the CBS daytime show to work on her own projects, including developing a cable show and launching a clothing line. [People]
• The main character on NBC's 'The Chase' is getting a father. He'll be played by William Frost, who also played the ill-fated father of a lead on CBS's 'Hawaii Five-0' earlier this season. [TV Guide]
• 'Life Unexpected' love interest Austin Butler is showing off his bad boy streak. The actor will play a Manhattan prep school student-turned-murder suspect on an upcoming episode of 'CSI: NY.' [TVLine]
• Derek Hough will dance his way onto the ABC sitcom 'Better With You.' The 'Dancing With the Stars' pro will play a dance teacher named Phillip. [TV Guide]
• 'The Cape' is getting two new bad guys. 'The Unit' star Michael Irby will play Pokerface (no relation to the Lady Gaga song) in a recurring role, while Lil Romeo has signed on as gangster Lil' Z. [TVLine]