Rachel Berry’s dads are alive and well in Lima, and now we have photographic proof!
Yesterday (Jan. 18), we found out that Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell would play the heretofore unseen gay dads of “Glee” superstar Rachel Berry. Today, Lea Michele tweeted an on-set photo showing the Berry family bonding before their first scenes together.
“Dads:),” wrote the starlet, attaching a photo of her hanging with Mitchell and Goldblum. While we’re not certain if she and Goldblum have met before, Michele wrote yesterday about how she’s known Mitchell since her Broadway days.
“Brian Stokes and I have been friends for ages!!! We worked together on Broadway! So happy he’s going to be on the show!!!” she wrote after the casting news was finally leaked.
Michele told Zap2it recently that she was involved in the process of casting the lucky men who are playing her fathers, saying, “Ryan [Murphy] and I were brainstorming some names the other
day,” she says. “I’m excited being a part of the concept with him. I’ve
had a couple of people I thought would be great initially, and now
brainstorming with Ryan I’m like ‘Oh, WHOA! Really?’ I did suggest that
maybe Kanye West could be one of my dads, but I think he said he’s unavailable.”