One of the most surprising things fans may notice when they see the Glee cast live is that Kevin McHale, who plays wheelchair-bound Artie, is not actually in a wheelchair. "I love playing Artie in a wheelchair as he is," Kevin says. "It's an honor to get to play a character like that."
On the show, Artie had a brief love interest with Tina, played by Jenna Ushkowitz. During a typical day, Jenna says the cast is juggling shooting scenes, learning dances and recording songs. "It's quite the mash, but we love it all and it keeps us fresh," she says.
Mark Salling, who plays bad boy Puck, says the busy days, which are usually 14 to 16 hours long, keep him on his toes. "It's just a whole bunch of extremes. Sometimes you're just, you know, tired, and sometimes you're on cloud nine" he says. "But every one of these people is so talented and hardworking, and I'm just so proud of everybody."