This is so sweet. It looks like Lea Michele wasn’t the only ‘Glee’ cast member to take home a piece of Finn Hudson/Cory Monteith from the set after the series wrapped on Feb. 21. Mark Salling, who played Puck, kept the plaque of Finn, which hung in the choir room after Finn/Cory died in 2013.
Mark Salling and rest of the cast of Glee wrapped filming for the final season on Saturday, Feb. 21, but he didn’t leave the Paramount lot empty handed. Mark was close friends with his former co-star, Cory Monteith, who tragically died due to a drug overdose on July 13, 2013. And in an effort to keep Cory close to his heart, Mark took home the plaque of Cory’s onscreen character, Finn, which hung in McKinley High’s choir room after his death.
Mark Salling Takes Finn Plaque: ‘Glee’ Star Honors Cory Monteith After Show Wraps
Mark shared the photo (seen above) on Instagram with the caption:
“My one souvenir from set. Right above my piano where it belongs #gleefamily.”
This is just as heartbreaking as Lea taking home Finn’s football jersey. We’re sad to see this series come to an end, but we’re happy they’ll always have a piece of Cory/Finn with them.
Lea Michele Takes Finn’s Jersey
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Lea took home Finn’s jersey after the series wrapped, following six seasons, 121 episodes, and countless memories on set. We imagine she would have also wanted to take home the plaque of Finn, so we think it’s sweet that she likely allowed Mark to have it instead. Clearly, she wants everyone to feel close to him.
We’re definitely sad to see the long-running Fox series go, but there are still a few more episodes left before the series finale airs on March 20.
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— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Russ Weakland