Unless your name is Archie Andrews, you can’t stay in high school forever. So what happens to breakout Glee stars like Lea Michelle, Dianna Agron and Calgary’s Cory Monteith after their looming graduation? Series creator Ryan Murphy has already warned fans that a changing of the guard is in store at the end of 2012.
But Iqbal Theba, the long-suffering Principal Higgins who is terrorized by Jane Lynch’s Sue Sylvester on the hit high-school series, says graduation doesn’t have to mean goodbye. “Cory Monteith can become a coach or a teacher and Rachel [Lea Michelle] can be a music teacher or something,” he says. “So they can still be written into the script, even if they’ve graduated.”
The actors are already suffering from a little Luke Perry-itis. Though they play teenagers, Agron is 25 and Monteith just turned 29. “As time goes by they will start looking older, the actors,” Theba said at the Shaw Upfronts, where the Canadian cable company presented their fall programming. “Some of them are in their 20s and by the time they reach 30s I’m sure they will have to think of something.”
Season three of Glee will air at 8PM on Tuesdays this fall on Global.