Charice is not shy of having some fun with the media for time to time, and when it comes to her return to “Glee,” she seems happy to keep everyone guessing.
On her recent return to the Philippines last Sunday, she fielded some questions from local reporters but once again refused to give a definitive answer regarding when and how her character Sunshine Corazon will make her next appearance.
When reminded by a reporter that show co-creator Ryan Murphy has stated she would return for 5 episodes at the end of the year, she simply opted not to disagree but not to offer any new information on the matter.
“Since it was Sir Ryan who announced it, let’s just stick to what he said,” she said playfully. Clearly, she is sticking to her pact to give nothing away to the press – a common requirement from TV show makers.
Of course, it could be that she knows nothing more than she will appear on “Glee” again, and is focused instead on other major career events that lie just around the corner – not least her tour of Japan and preparations for a second album.
However, her “Glee” co-star Harry Shum Jr has relieved fears amongst Chasters and Gleeks that will see Sunshine Corazon again later rather than sooner. Speaking to Hollywood Life, he revealed that the writers of the show had confirmed to him that Charice’s character would be making a return before the end of the current series.
“I talked to some of the writers and they were saying that she’s going to come back to fulfill her storyline,” he said on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA on January 30. “I think that she will come back in the future, in the second season.”
Initial reports that Sunshine would be back immediately after the series’ winter break, for the Super Bowl episode on February 6, have been skuppered by an episode synopsis released to the media a couple of weeks ago. No mention of Charice’s character or the song she was expected to perform were mentioned in it.
In fact, “Glee” musical director, Adam Anders, later stated that Charice hadn’t even begun recording Black Eyed Peas’ “Meet Me Half Way,” a fact that effectively put an end to the ‘will she-won’t she’ debate that has followed both Charice and the episode itself around since December.
You get the feeling that when she does finally re-appear, the world – or at least Gleek world – will sigh a huge sigh of relief.
By Robert Sheen, Charicemania.com