More or less, anyway. TVLine reports the Oscar and Emmy winner has done some voice-over work for the episode scheduled for Jan. 17 but won’t actually appear on screen.
Here’s the deal: The show wrote the voice-only role with Mirren in mind — she’ll provide the “inner voice” of one of the characters, whose identity is being kept secret for now. Producers then sent regular “Glee” director Eric Stoltz, a friend who co-starred with Mirren in “The Passion of Ayn Rand” a few years ago, to approach Mirren about the role.
She said yes, and earlier this month she recorded “several long and hilarious monologues” for the character — we’re going to guess Brittany (Heather Morris) — and visited the cast. “They had no idea she was coming,” a source tells TVLine. “They were stunned.”
Thoughts on Mirren doing voice work for “Glee”? Which character do you think has her “inner voice”?