Lea Michele and Kate Hudson Lea Michele and Kate Hudson

Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) may have left Lima, Ohio and glee club teacher Mr. Schue behind months ago for the bright lights of New York City on Glee, but she's got a new mentor whom you might recognize.

Kate Hudson will recur this upcoming season as one of Rachel's teachers at NYADA. Although we hear she is going to be a bit tougher on Ms. Berry, behind the scenes Hudson and Michele shared a laugh, as we can see in this picture posted by co-creator Ryan Murphy.

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"[Lea Michele] and Kate Hudson on the NYADA set. Kate had chandelier approval," Murphy tweeted Tuesday.

Hudson is one of two big name guest stars already on board for the show's upcoming fourth season. Sarah Jessica Parker will also appear as a character connected to Kurt (Chris Colfer).

The new season of Glee premieres on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c.