I know I’m not the only one who’s fallen in love with Melissa Benoist as Marley Rose this new Glee season – Gleeks all over love her, too. And hey, so does Glee creator, Ryan Murphy, who promises some good Marley stuff coming up.
“We’ve never really told a story of young girls in our society, body images and weight preconceptions and the pressures of those. So, when we were writing the Marley character (Melissa Benoist), we decided that was going to be her big arc this season. We see how tormented her mother has become. We really get into some heavy stuff with Marley where we talk about bulimia and anorexia. We’ve just started on that.”
It will be a Glee arc close to Melissa Benoist’s heart for sure.
“That’s something I’ve experienced. It’s been a struggle so far but it’s rewarding to dig into those moments.”
On a bit of a lighter note, we’ll be getting a peek into “little Marley” via, you guessed it, a flashback! And we know from experience that Glee flashbacks are way, way awesome.
“…Glee is planning a flashback to Marley’s childhood (think 7 or 8 years old). So if you want to see more adorable mother-daughter moments with Marley, then you’ll definitely want to stick around!”
Are you looking forward to getting to know Marley better, and what do you think about Glee finally tackling society and body image?