Ahead of any official announcement, Glee executive producer, and co-creator, Brad Falchuk spilled to a fan on twitter last night that Gina Gershon has been cast as Blaine’s (Darren Criss) mother.
@sunsets_midwest the amazing Gina Gershon will be playing Pam Anderson. Who else could give birth to that much beauty and talent?
— BradFalchuk (@BFalchuk) December 19, 2014
You may remember Gina from the movies Showgirls and Cocktail, or perhaps her recurring TV roles on Melrose Place, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Rescue Me. According to the casting spoilers, the character’s name is Pam Anderson (GET IT?) and earns a living selling Mary Kay cosmetics.
The actress was on set this week filming scenes for Episode 8, titled “A Wedding,” which should tell you something right there. Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Blaine are rumored to be tying the knot before the sixth and final season of Glee ends in March.
In the episode, Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) get married at a farmhouse in Indiana. Expect a few twists, however…hm what could that twist be? Gina posted a couple of photos from the set on her instagram last night. Ken Jeung (Community) is rumored to be cast as Brittany’s dad, Pierce Pierce. Yeah. I’m not sure what that’s about. It’s Glee!
UPDATED: Gina has posted MORE photos from set! The actress poses with Gloria Estefan, who will also appear in “The Wedding” as Santana’s mom! And of course Gina and “son” Darren Criss snap a picture together! “And of course me and my handsome sin [sic} Blainey AKA @DarrenCrissThx for the sweet fun. Xox,” Gina captioned the photo.
Bonus Chris Colfer photo!
The sixth and final season of Glee premieres on Friday January 9.