Glee creator, Ryan Murphy says that Gwyneth Paltrow pulls off a “really hard dance number,” on next week’s episode.
Paltrow will guest star as a substitute teacher when Will Schuester (Morrison) gets the flu. She’ll perform a mash-up of “Singin’ in the Rain” and Rihanna’s “Umbrella” during her guest spot.
Murphy told People, “She had to sort of stamp around with Matt [Morrison] and the kids in a full tank of water for 12 hours. She loved it, actually. She’s just the best.”
Apparently, Murphy convinced Paltrow to guest star on Glee as she’s a “good friend” of his. He explained, “I’ve always loved her when she sang. And I said, ‘You should sing and dance, and show people what you can do.’ She has a movie coming out in December, Country Strong, so she said, ‘Oh, that might work.’”
Paltrow’s kids, daughter Apple, 6, and son Moses, 4 watched her on set. “Her kids came and watched it. She had a ball. She’s the easiest, breeziest gal around, she’s such a professional. She was so prepared, she worked so hard,” Murphy said.
Paltrow is set to perform on Wednesday’s Country Music Awards.