Bette Midler to Play Lea Michele’s Granny on ‘Glee’

Bette Midler to Play Lea Michele’s Granny on ‘Glee’

“Glee” has consistently landed some pretty impressive guest stars, and now it looks like Bette Midler will be the next marquee talent to make an appearance on the hit Fox show.

Ryan Murphy, co-creator of “Glee,” was in the audience at the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Hearts Awards, and asked Midler to appear on the show. A Twitter conversation about the guest spot followed during the awards show.

“I just asked the incredible Bette Midler to be on Glee in front of 1,000 people,” Murphy wrote from his Twitter account @MrRPMurphy.

“And front the stage, @ryanmurphy invited me to guest on @Glee! I should get out more!!” Midler responded, using the wrong Twitter handles.

“Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting…who should she play?” Murphy tweeted the following day, but it seems Midler already has her choice for a role on the show.

“Ok, @rpmurphy, I have one vote for Rachel’s grandmother…hmmmm. I’m thinking, I’m thinking!!” Midler wrote in response.

Last year, Jeff Goldblum and Brian Stokes Mitchell appeared on the show to play Rachel’s gay dads, so Midler could be the next family member revealed. Rachel is played by Lea Michele.

So far this season we’ve seen stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson appear on the show. In previous seasons, guest stars have included Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others.

The Huffington Post reports that this isn’t the first time Murphy has asked a star to guest on the show during an awards show. He did the same to Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

“She walked by our table and we have a mutual friend and I said, ‘Do you really want to do it?’ And she said, ‘I do.’ And I said, ‘OK, we’re gonna do it,” Murphy said of his meeting with Hathaway at the time. However, Hathaway has yet to appear on the show.