Considering Justin Bieber is all of 16 and can sing and dance, he’s sort of perfect to play a high school student on Glee.
Well, maybe not.
Matthew Morrison, who plays Mr. Schuester, isn’t so keen on our idea of bringing Bieber Fever to McKinley High…
“I don’t get this Bieber thing,” Morrison told us last night at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Glee panel, which was fabulously moderated by our very own TV queen, Kristin Dos Santos. “I really don’t get it. I hear he was in Australia and they kicked him out because he started a riot.
“I haven’t even heard his music. I couldn’t tell you one name of his songs—and I’m not lying about that!”
Jane Lynch, who plays the show’s resident meanie Sue Sylvester, seconds that. “Oh, honey. You’re asking the wrong person these questions,” Lynch said, laughing, when we brought up the Bieber idea. “I know things about artists, but I don’t know about pop stars.”
Kevin McHale, aka Artie, simply said, “Uh, [Bieber] seems busy. I don’t know if he has the time.”
The only support we were able to find last night for the “Baby” singer was from Cory Monteith, who plays singing football player Finn. “I think it would be fun,” Monteith said. “What’s wrong with a little Bieb? Everyone needs to be a little infected by the Biebonic plague.”