When Finn decided to enlist in the Army rather than follow Rachel to New York as planned in the Season 3 finale of “Glee,” Cory Monteith wasn’t nearly as shocked as viewers were. It helps that he knew about it months before it actually happened.
Monteith tells The Hollywood Reporter that he found out about Finn’s fate halfway through filming the season. “Given his history and his relationship with his late father, it didn’t completely surprise me,” Monteith tells THR.
The actor has said previously that he’s spending his summer working out, much like Finn would at boot camp, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the Army idea will stick.
“Finn would make a good soldier but I think he’s still got a lot to think about — he still has a lot going for him outside of the Army,” he tells THR. “His heart is still with Rachel and I think he has a lot of reasons to not be in the Army as well. I think he’d be torn as a soldier.”
Besides, he wants Rachel and Finn to be a romance for the ages. “I think [viewers] should root for the couple to reunite,” he says. “I hope when we look back at it, they will be a legendary couple in television.”