Despite an exhausting shooting schedule, the Glee cast had a blast playing dress up yet again — this time in red leather, glittery gloves and fedoras, for their Michael Jackson tribute episode, airing Jan. 31. "One of our challenges," explains co-costume designer Jennifer Eve, "was to take the inspiration of Michael Jackson but keep the iconic Glee characterizations."
But it's not all sparkle and no substance. According to Cory Monteith, who plays Finn, "What makes 'Michael' a great tribute episode is that it successfully carries a lot of our storylines forward while at the same time paying homage to the King of Pop."
Enjoy this behind-the-scenes photo gallery tour of outtakes from TV Guide Magazine's exclusive on-set cover story photo shoot and hear what the cast has to say about perhaps Glee's most ambitious undertaking yet.
Darren Criss' Blaine and Harry Shum Jr.'s Mike take center stage in "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." During rehearsals, Criss said, "I'm nervous I won't be able to do some of the moves, which are so iconic and cool."
In a dream sequence set to "Scream," Kevin McHale's Artie will get up out of his wheelchair and dance. "He’s probably our best male dancer, second to Harry (Shum Jr.)," says Lea Michele
Heather Morris (Brittany) and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) work on their dance moves for the "Bad" number.
Darren Criss (Blaine) leads a number in the McKinley halls with Morris, Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Rivera.
Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Kevin McHale (Artie) find the beat.
Chord Overstreet (second from left), suffering from a case of laryngitis, was feeling low energy but still clowned around with (from left) Harry Shum Jr. (Mike), Damian McGinty (Rory), Darren Criss (Blaine) and Kevin McHale (Artie).
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