Murphy is a long-time fan of Nicks and in an “Glee”-related interview with Entertainment Weekly last month, Murphy admitted, “When I was growing up, I was always obsessed with those Stevie Nicks songs like ‘Rhiannon’ and ‘Gypsy.’”
One of the witches on the show, Misty Day (Lily Rabe), is just as enamored with the "White Witch" and Murphy made it a point to ask Nicks if he could use her for this story line:
When we got to this witch idea, I thought, if you’re Misty and you have grown up alone and you don’t know any other witches, there’s one witch you probably would know and that’s Stevie Nicks. So I called Stevie Nicks and first I said, ‘I want to use you in the show.’ But she was very resistant because from the beginning of her career people who are in the Wiccan community had given her a hard time thinking she was a witch and she got a lot of scary fan letters. She didn’t like the darkness of that, and I explained to her the part and she’s like, ‘Aw f—, let’s just do it. OK, I love it.’
No word on when Nicks will make her appearance or if she’ll be playing herself, but Rabe admitted that she’ll not be able to contain her fan-girling when it happens, “I don’t get that crazy about a lot of people. I’m usually pretty cool, calm, and collected. But I don’t know if could behave properly. I love her so much. She’s just a beautiful creature.”
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