Unless you have been living under a rock, you’re likely aware that Demi Lovato has been tapped to appear in the upcoming season of Glee. She has already started filming, and it appears that she’ll be getting pretty close with her co-star Naya Rivera, as their two characters, Dani and Santana, will be romantically involved in some capacity.
Naya has been teasing fans that she will be bring Demi “to the dark side;” and when Demi called in to the Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning, she revealed the reaction she hopes her fans and fans of the show will have.
"I don’t want people to take from this, ‘Oh my god, Demi is kissing a girl, I want people to take from it [that] this is actually an incredible step in our generation today where I’m able to play a young lesbian on primetime TV. I’m honored to be able to be hopefully inspiring people with my character to be who they are and not be afraid of it or ashamed."
One thing she made very clear during the interview is that she is very proud to play a lesbian character and represent the LGBTQ community on the show.
"There are very few ethnic LGBTQ characters on television, so I am honored to represent them. I love supporting this cause, but it’s a big responsibility, and sometimes it’s a lot of pressure on me."
She also spoke to Seacrest about how her time on set and filming has been thus far, and it sounds like it’s been a very positive experience for the talented star.
"It’s been awesome, [Naya and I] had our first episode together this last week and I’m good friends with a lot of the cast members already, so it was like walking into a giant hang-out."
This upcoming arc on Glee will be Lovato’s first acting job since 2010 after she chose not to return to her Disney show, Sonny with a Chance, following her stint in rehab. When she left the show she put her acting career on hiatus to focus on getting healthy.
“”It made sense for me to go ahead and leave the show to focus on my music. It’s kind of sad for me that a chapter of my life has ended but there couldn’t be a better time for me to move on. I don’t think going back to Sonny would be healthy for my recovery, Being in front of a camera would make me nervous.”
While many were sad that she left the very popular Disney show, she left for the right reasons. She needed to get herself happy and back into the right mindset where she felt okay being on TV again. So, with that, I’m going to say that I’m proud of Demi and how far she’s come since then. I can’t wait to see her return to acting in her 6 episode arc on Glee!
If you can’t wait to see Demi on Glee when it premieres on September 26, you’re in luck, because she’ll be returning to the judging table for the third season of the X-Factor, premiering on September 11!