Among Glee‘s TV-pack-leading four Golden Globe nominations this morning were actor nods for stars Matthew Morrison, who plays William McKinley High School’s glee club coach Will Schuester, Lea Michele, who plays glee club’s obnoxious-yet-talented singer Rachel Berry, and Jane Lynch, who plays Will’s nemesis, the bare-knuckle-competitive coach of the Cheerios (WMHS’s championship-winning chearleading squad), Sue Sylvester.
We got the three stars on the phone today to ask about their red-hot new show and find out what it was like to be nominated for Globes just halfway through its first season. Read the Q&A with Morrison below, then check out our interviews with Michele and Lynch.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Have you had time to celebrate?
MATTHEW MORRISON: It’s really just talking to friends and family and responding to emails. It’s just been a nonstop morning.
Did you wake up early to watch the nominations?
No. I didn’t. My agent called me, but I was kinda tossing and turning all night because I knew it was happening. But I didn’t wanna watch it.
It’s been such a great year for you guys, and this must be such a great kind of reward after the first 13 aired.
Yeah, well, I’ve had a lot of perspective this morning, just kind of thinking back to when we started this thing and that feeling of hoping people would catch on to it. And then just watching the show come together and being recognized. This is just extra credit now.
Have you talked to any of the cast yet?
I was doing these interviews and Jane Lynch just called me. But I texted with Lea [Michele] and Dianna [Agron, Quinn] and Jenna [Ushkowitz, Tina] and Chris [Colfer, Kurt].
Have you heard from [Glee creator] Ryan Murphy?
Yeah I texted with Ryan this morning.
Are they psyched?
Ryan said, “You realize you’re a huge star now, right?”
You are! What does it mean to get a Golden Globe nomination?
I haven’t really processed that yet. I actually saw a 30 Rock episode not too long ago. Tracy Morgan had a necklace that said EGOT: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. It’s kind of part of my introduction now. Everyone says “Tony-nominated actor Matthew Morrison.” So now I have another thing to put on there!
Are you going to celebrate the rest of today?
I’m gonna go play a round of golf with my dad.
Well congrats again and that finale was fantastic. I cried like a baby.
Well, we just won sectionals, and now Glee’s going to the Golden Globes. It’s been a good week for us.
I hope your round of golf is equally as successful.
Oh no, it’s gonna be s—ty.
Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/Fox
More Golden Globes coverage and analysis from EW:
Golden Globes 2010: Q&A with Jane Lynch
Golden Globes 2010: Q&A with Lea Michele
Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgments on Golden Globes
Ken Tucker: Dexter, True Blood, and Good Wife fans should be Glee-ful
Movie nominations: See full list on Dave Karger’s OscarWatch
Golden Globe nominations: Who got snubbed?