Anne Hathaway is a genius. And not only for her stellar performance this weekend as host for the second time on SNL, with roles like sexually active Mary Poppins, Prince William’s fiancee Kate Middleton, and an annoyingly awesome Katie Holmes, but for her idea for her as-of-yet imaginary role on Glee.
Last week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the always lovely Ms. Hathaway confessed that she’d already written herself a part on Glee. She wants to be Kurt’s long-lost lesbian aunt — his mom’s sister — who comes back into his life to help him deal with his sexuality and then sings “You Are Not Alone“ from Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods. (In the clip below, start at chapter 3 for Anne’s interview.)
Genius, right? Anne clearly spent a long time carefully crafting her character, and I think she did a heck of a job. We already know from Ella Enchanted that she can sing a mean Queen number and did Wizard of Oz more than justice on SNL, so it’s only natural that she bring her grace, vocals, and lesbian wisdom via song and dance to our favorite dysfunctional high school.
The combination of Chris Colfer and Anne Hathaway would be too much fabulousness for one television to handle, but I think America is up for the challenge. Perhaps lezzy aunt could also counsel McKinley High’s star-crossed lovers Santana and Brittany on how to be better lesbians and just date each other already.
So what say you on Anne Hathaway’s homo cameo? Will it come to fruition? Ryan Murphy better brace himself because he is about to be inundated with pleading emails, tweets, and a fanfic or 20. Come on, people, lesbians everywhere need you.