'Glee' Stars' Series Finale Comments Will Make You Even Sadder About This Show Ending

Glee has had a long run. Just as many of the show's young fans have changed a lot since the show first premiered in 2009, the stars themselves have changed as well. They've grown up, participated in other roles, and gone through transformations. They've had to cope with the tragic, shocking death of series regular Cory Monteith. It's been a difficult road to the end, and now that it's here, it's difficult to believe, for fans and the stars alike. On the day of Glee 's series finale many of its stars have commented and turned to social media or news outlets to express their feelings on the show's end. Here are some highlights.

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by Loretta Donelan

Lea Michele

“I mean, there’s so much to say. It’s by far the greatest experience I’ve had in my life so far. The ups and downs—it was the most incredible journey that we all got to experience and I couldn’t be more grateful. The one thing that we all said that night was that we were always just so happy to come to work.” (Entertainment Weekly)


Darren Criss

“#ThisTime that we had I will hold forever @GLEEonFOX” (Twitter)

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Jenna Ushkowitz

“I am so incredibly grateful for all of you who have supported and sent us love throughout the years. It has been an incredible journey and I can’t believe it comes to an end this evening. We wouldn’t be where or who we are without your strength and Gleekiness.” (Instagram)

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Matthew Morrison

“The more I look back on the show, I think of it fondly, and I think about all the amazing changes it did for our world…I look at arts programs now, and I feel like theater is where the cool kids are, and it’s kind of changed. Theater is now accepted more than it used to be.” (Vulture)

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Jane Lynch

“It inspired people to explore music as a means in television and film, and I also believe it impacted kids a lot…People tell me that the amount of kids auditioning for the school musical in some places has gone up because of people’s love for ‘Glee.’” (WTop)