Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has opened up about his experience on the show and how Cory Monteith’s death deeply affected him.
Muprhy, 50, who also worked on Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story got candid about the behind-the-scenes tension of the Emmy-winning series.
“It was the best time in my life and the worst time in my life,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly.
“There was a lot of infighting. There was a lot of people sleeping together and breaking up. It was good training for being a parent, I’ll tell you that much.”
"But I also made a mistake: We all got too personal,” he said. "We loved it so much that we would all go out to dinner and we’d hang out and we were always together, so there was no delineation between who was the boss and who was the employee.
"And we were all so close that finally when something would happen, it would be so personal to me that I would literally hit the roof.”
Murphy revealed that he became aware that the show's star Cory Monteith was struggling with addiction issues in 2013 and helped the actor get into rehab. Monteith died of an overdose a few months later at age 31.
The Scream Queens creator also spoke about the last time her ever saw his friend.
“We hugged, and the last thing he said was, ‘I love you, man, and thank you for helping me get better.’ And then the next thing I knew he was dead," Murphy told EW. "It was like losing a child."
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