There’s no question that anticipation is high for the Michael Jackson episode of “Glee” airing on Tuesday night, but it seems that one person had an incredibly emotional connection to the King of Pop before he even knew that this episode was going to be created — Harry Shum Jr., who plays dance sensation Mike Chang.
In a new post on his Tumblr blog, Shum detailed a bit of how Jackson inspired him to become a dance to begin with — and how performing a duet with Kevin McHale to “Scream” ended up becoming one of his favorite moments ever on the show:
“The whole time we shot, Kevin and I kept asking each other if it was all real while getting pulled to different elaborate sets to shoot our sequences. It literally felt like a dream. It was the ultimate ‘thank you’ to the man who helped me focus on a hobby that I could stick with, a man who inspired me to take on this amazing journey. I hope we do you proud Michael. Thank you for existing and thank you for your continued inﬂuence for many generations to come.”
As for upcoming plots for Harry’s Mike, it is still a little unclear just what will happen to the character now that he has applied for certain dance schools — though at some point, we have to assume that there will be some insecurity for he and Tina since she is still a junior, and must remain at McKinley.
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