Anne Hathaway had the luxury of creating her own character for a just-confirmed appearance on GLEE… and she chose to play Kurt’s lesbian aunt.

PEOPLE got the story while covering the Golden Globes… where creator Ryan Murphy told them:

“We just finalized a deal with Anne tonight to come onto the show …  She’s already created [her role],” Murphy said. “She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt.”

Hathaway, who has a gay brother, isn’t the only person who wants to be on the hit series. Murphy said that he was inundated with requests during the Globes event, from some big names that all want a shot at appearing on the program.