Ryan Murphy On 'Glee' Casting Rumors

By AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff
|  Sunday, Jul 11, 2010  |  Updated 7:26 PM EDT
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Ryan Murphy On 'Glee' Casting Rumors

Glee: The new one-hour comedy musical series about a group of aspiring underdogs will special preview Tuesday, May 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured clockwise from L: Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Lea Michele (C), Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith and Kevin McHale. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Matthias Clamer/FOX

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Who's going to be on "Glee's" second season? Only creator Ryan Murphy knows for sure – and he gave Access Hollywood the scoop.

"No, Julia [Roberts] will not be doing the show," he told Access' Tony Potts of his "Eat Pray Love" leading lady, debunking one rumor before fanning the flames of another.

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"Javier [Bardem]… wants to play a Spanish rock 'n' roll guy, so if we can make that work… he's the best there is. [That's] something we'll probably do in the first half of the season," Murphy revealed.

Javier's potential appearance on the show was first reported last week, before being reportedly denied by a 20th Century Fox rep.

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As for those stars already on the show, Murphy cleared up rumors of cast hook-ups and an on-set no-shenanigans policy.

"I was misquoted and that was blown completely out of proportion," he explained. "I made a joke about how we have a 'No action in the trailer' rule and apparently [the reporter] thought I was serious."

Instead, he said, his stars have higher priorities on their minds.

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"They're too busy counting their lines to see who's heavily featured in the episode to even care about sex," Murphy joked.

With a whopping 19 Emmy nominations on Thursday for the show's debut season — the most for a nominated TV series this year — it would seem that the pressure's on for Season 2 and 3, but the creator said he's keeping calm.

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"We created the show in a vacuum, so that's how we continue to do it," he said.

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