Casting Confirmation – Skylar Astin is Returning as Jesse for “Pitch Perfect 2”

Aca-amazing! Pitch Perfect actor Ben Platt recently tweeted an on-set photo of him and co-star Skylar Astin in Treblemaker costumes! As Entertainment Weekly and Deadline are reporting, this means that Astin is indeed involved in the sequel and his character Jesse will be returning!

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Unfortunately, there are no major plot or character details for the awaited sequel, but we do know a lot about the current cast. Haliee Steinfeld is the newest member of the Barden Bellas and Katey Sagal will be playing her mom. Plus, the majority of the original cast will also be returning including Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, and Alexis Knapp.

Are you excited that Jesse will be returning for the sequel? What do you think this means for the storyline?

Sources:  TwitterEntertainment Weekly and Deadline

Casting News – Katey Sagal Officially Joins “Pitch Perfect 2”

Elizabeth Banks announced on her website this morning that actress Katey Sagal has officially joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2! In the announcement, Banks explains that Sagal will be playing Hailee Steinfeld’s mom.

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(Photo via ElizabethBanks.com)

There are no other character details available yet, but we do know Steinfeld’s character is the newest member of the Barden Bella’s. Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, and Alexis Knapp will be returning to the franchise. Plus, actresses Shelley Regner, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, and Kelley Jakle will also be reprising their roles!

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Sagal’s character will be the typical “show mom”? Let us know what you think and Stay tuned for more news about this anticipated sequel as production continues!

Sources: ElizabethBanks.com and IMDbPro

Television Exclusive – Actress Katey Sagal Cast in Guest-Starring Role on “Glee”

Fans of the Glee character, Artie Abrams (played by Kevin McHale), will be interested to know that we will be getting to see more of his life at home near the end of this season.

Ryan Murphy recently announced, via Twitter, that Sons of Anarchy actress, Katey Sagal will be playing Artie’s mom later on this season. In a tweet, Murphy shared: “So thrilled to announce my friend Katey Sagal is playing Artie’s mom on Glee! There is nothing this woman can’t do!”

Sagal will join the show near the end of the season in Episode No. 421, which is entitled “Wonder-ful.” The cast and songs performed in this episode will pay homage to Stevie Wonder.

The casting directors and Murphy may have listened to McHale’s wishes because last year, during a Comic-Con panel, he said that Sagal is his dream mom and he would love to have her join the show as a guest-star. Plus, she does have a singing and song-writing background so she may be a good fit for the part.

What do you think of this casting choice? Do you think Sagal is the right fit to play Artie’s mom? Do you think she will have a chance to perform a song? Who is your favorite character on Glee?

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Source: Entertainment Weekly