‘Glee’ Gets ‘Mean': Taylor Swift Song to Be Featured on Hit Show
“Glee” is getting “Mean”! The top-rated show has announced that it will include Taylor Swift‘s 2011 hit in the show on May 15. In the episode, Puck (played by Mark Salling) and Coach Shannon Beiste (Dot-Marie Jones) will perform the tune.
Having the Grammy-winning song appear on one of the most-watched shows in the country is just further proof of how the songstress can turn a difficult situation into something positive. “This song is really close to my heart,” Taylor notes. “It’s a song that I wrote on a really, really bad day, but it has produced so many happy days for me since.”
While the songstress won’t appear onscreen, this isn’t her only “Glee” connection. Last week, Taylor celebrated iconic actress Shirley MacLaine‘s birthday in Los Angeles with Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray on the TV series. The 22-year-old also got into character during Dianna’s own circus-themed birthday party this week.
Taylor isn’t the only country star whose songs have been covered on the musical show. Toby Keith‘s song, “Red Solo Cup,” Jerrod Niemann‘s “How Can I Be So Thirsty,” Lady Antebellum‘s “Need You Now,” and Dolly Parton‘s hit, “Jolene” have all also appeared in various episodes.
Taylor is spending some time at home while she works on a new album, which she hints will include more sad songs than her previous CDs. She is also rumored to be portraying Joni Mitchell in a big-screen adaptation of the book, “Girls Like Us.”
“Glee” airs on Tuesday nights at 8:00 PM ET on Fox.