'Glee' Choreographer Reveals His Favorite On-Set Accidents And Injuries!

Wed, June 22, 2011 8:45pm EST by 8 Comments

It all seems so perfect onscreen but on-set accidents do happen often, and  ‘Glee’ choreographer Zach Woodlee dishes on the best of them.

Director Ryan Murphy often has crazy visions for the episodes that Glee choreographer Zach Woodlee is in charge of planning, which results in demanding practice schedules, and numerous bumps and bruises– so many that Zach has created a “bruise wall” for the best of them!

Zach Woodlee talked to HuffingtonPost.com about his favorite injuries so far. Many of his all-time most memorable involved the episode ‘Wheels’, when every castmember had to both use and perform a musical number in a wheelchair. Castmate Kevin McHale, who plays Artie, has been using a wheelchair the entire series, but the others had to learn to adapt. Amber Riley, (Mercedes), was going down a ramp too quickly when her chair hit the lip of the ramp and she was sent sprawling into a crevice!

Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the show, was trying to show off how she could pop a wheelie just like Kevin does, but her wheelchair didn’t have stoppers, so she actually just tipped her chair back and ended up bumping her head on the floor!

Even Dianna Agron, who plays popular cheerleader Quinn, was sent flying when her foot got caught on a nail. She cut up her knee and had to wear only long dresses for the rest of the episode until it healed!

Zach even remembers having to cut a scene due to an injury! Chris Colfer had injured his wrist after a roller-blading episode, and one of his dance routines with the Cheerios had to be cut.

We knew Glee was a demanding show, but we didn’t know it was this brutal! The talented and bruised cast of Glee is currently on tour before they begin filming for the upcoming third season.

Who do you think has the most accidents on-set? Sound off below!

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lucia urbina

Posted at 3:34 PM on February 26, 2012  

me encanta glee….. yoo veo el programa aca en meico y me encanta soy suuu fan numero uno…. me gusta todos sus capitulos mas en donde sale Riky Marty cuanto canta con santana ( Naya Rivera) y cuando Will Shuster canta en español….. Ojala que Rechel acepte ser esposa de Finn hacen bonita pareja… y que mercedes se quede con Sam ellos tambien hacen bonita pareja…….ojala que un dia el elenco de glee venga hasta aca en valle de bravo, mexico lo dudo pero ojala que pase eso

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Posted at 1:13 PM on August 15, 2011  

I also think Chris Colfer has been injured the most…

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Posted at 2:22 PM on July 6, 2011  

Chris was the most injured. In the episode of Lady Gaga something happened to him in the ankle by these shoes. In the first episode of the first series and threw it into the trash broke his thumb in the section about the mattresses had a neck injury. And many others. Poverty Chris: /

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Posted at 11:03 PM on June 22, 2011  

1. Cory wasn’t even mention so why pick on him?
2. Lea and Amber’s where in wheel chairs something they are not use too.
3. Chris was on skates.
4. Dianna she was just running around something you do all the time.

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Posted at 9:11 AM on June 23, 2011  

nobody is picking on anybody, it’s just a list of injuries – nothing in this article gave a tone of trying to mock someone – you don’t need to defend them for getting injured because it’s just a statement of facts

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Posted at 9:26 PM on June 22, 2011  

in an intreview (i think when the cast went to autraslia first season) chris colfer said that lea is the klutziest of the cast. heather always had to hold lea on tour during the Jump number last year.
so my guess is lea cory :)

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Posted at 10:43 PM on June 22, 2011  

I believe I heard every interview from then and no one ever mentioned Lea being klutzy.

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Posted at 4:16 AM on July 8, 2011  

really? every interview. sad…

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