"I will tell you a beautiful thing, which was at the memorial, which was in the auditorium set. And it was the Glee family, and his close friends.
Lea put it all together, I don’t know how she pulled herself together to do that, she must have been compelled to… and I will not be able to watch that episode, that’s the one about him passing.
But…Lea asked Amber Riley to sing and she did. She was singing this beautiful song. She got choked up at one point and she sang and sang and sang, and it was just a magnificent moment. And then afterwards at the - I don’t wanna call it a reception - but you know, everybody just sort of eating and talking. She said ‘Adam, I almost started laughing.’ And I said, ‘why?’ and she said, ‘because, as I was singing, I suddenly became aware that the song was sort of long and all of a sudden in my head I pictured Cory staring at me and like, with the finger telling me to wrap it up already, and I wanted to start laughing, but I couldn’t cause no one would’ve understood.
And I thought, Oh my God, he was in the room. He was in the room telling Amber to wrap it up. And that connection felt very, very real. He was a great man, I loved him very much.’
- Adam Shankman
Tonight was good. My mom always thanks my dad and me, but she specifically called me wise in the thank you portion of her speech tonight. People laughed, but that’s because people are silly and didn’t get that she wasn’t being funny, she meant it for real. I could tell she meant it for real because she was trying not to cry, which of course meant I was crying because I have a hair trigger on crying whenever my mom is crying or even just trying not to cry. But yeah. My mom called me wise and I love her a lot and I’m having a very nice night :)