Catherine Zeta Jones tops casting wish-list of hit TV show creator
HOLLYWOOD star Catherine Zeta Jones is at the top of the list of actors to play a role in the huge hit US television show Glee.
Ryan Murphy, the creator of the popular teen musical series, has revealed that he wants the Mumbles star to appear in the show.
The brains behind the programme revealed his wish- list on social media site Twitter.
When asked by a fan if viewers were ever going to see the father of character Blaine, he said he didn't know — but that he had plans for Blaine's mother.
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Mr Murphy tweeted: "Not sure, but you know who I want as Blaine's mom? Catherine Zeta-Jones!"
Comedy-drama Glee tells the story of the high school glee club at McKinley High, where students compete on the show choir competition circuit.
The characters include the openly gay Blaine Anderson, whose parents have not yet been revealed in the show.
Previous actors who have appeared in the show include Britney Spears — who played herself in season two — while Kate Hudson is set to appear in season four.
Swansea-born Catherine has made a recent return to acting after taking a brief pause from her career, during which she also supported husband Michael Douglas in his battle against cancer.
The all-singing and all- dancing world of Glee would be no stranger to the actress, whose latest film was the rock musical Rock Of Ages, in which she starred alongside other celebrities such as Russell Brand, Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin.
In 2002 she also appeared in the musical film Chicago playing murderess Velma Kelly alongside Renee Zellweger — for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
The actress, who began her musical theatre experience at the Hazel Johnson School of Dance in Swansea, went on to get her break aged 17 in the West End in the musical 42nd Street, landing a lead role after the leading actress became ill.
She later performed in A Little Night Music on Broadway in 2009, winning her first Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical the next year.
Future releases in which Catherine stars include Red 2, the sequel to the 2010 comedy Red, and Playing For Keeps, set to be released early next year, in which she co-stars with Gerard Butler and Uma Thurman.
Meanwhile Glee creator Mr Murphy also said Gwyneth Paltrow, who played teacher Holly Holiday in the series, would be welcome back on the show any time.
He also revealed that Sex And The City star Sarah Jessica Parker is to play what he called a "frazzled, eccentric, hilarious" character in the new season which hits TV screens next month.