Rosie Clarke Staff Writer
Fans have been speculating for weeks about the notable omission of Dianna Agron from the imminent season five Cory Monteith tribute episode.
Agron played against Monteith as his character, Finn Hudson’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Quinn Fabray on Glee for three full seasons, only to guest star in just three episodes last year. It now seems unlikely that she will ever appear on the show again.
“I always say, ‘never say never,’ ” she told the New York Post, “but I truly believe I have exhausted the cheerleader that I never was.”
Ryan Murphy has frequently been accused of disliking the character of Quinn and rumours manifested in the last couple of years that he and Agron have trouble seeing eye to eye.
Agron notably unfollowed Murphy on Twitter earlier in the year.
In a 2010 interview with Rolling Stone, Murphy sparked negativity with his comments: “When we cast Dianna as Quinn, she ruined the part for me,” he claimed. “She was supposed to be the Cybill Shepherd, Last Picture Show c**t, so to speak, but she humanized it. She can cry at the drop of a hat. So now her character has a conscience, a soul and great vulnerability.”
E! Online broke the story several days ago that Agron will be one of the only original cast members not to appear in Monteith’s tribute episode. Reports first claimed this was due to Agron’s busy schedule promoting other films; however, a recent interview inferred that she was simply not invited.
As part of a press tour promoting her upcoming film, The Family, Agron spoke with Gregory Miller from the New York Post. He asked her whether she was surprised not to be asked back for the tribute episode.
“Yeah,” he said she responded “coolly”.
“[Cory] was truly one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met in my entire life, and that’s something that everybody can say about him, you know? [His death] hasn’t completely hit in yet. It’s one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me. I don’t know how people do it over and over again throughout their lives. It just makes you take a new lease out on life and look at things a little bit differently.”
As tragic as the whole thing is for everyone involved, it’s also a shame that Quinn won’t get a chance to pay tribute to her friend Finn on the show like other characters.
Agron made it very clear in the interview that she remains close to all her Glee cast mates and though surprised that she has been left out of the episode, Agron seemed more than happy to be focusing on her personal life and furthering her career in film.
“I think moving on might be the wrong choice of words because [Glee] is always going to be a part of me and with me and I would always go back. So it’s not necessarily about a departure. It’s about what it’s imparted in me and what it’s given me.”
We hope there’s no bad blood between Murphy and Agron and wish them both the best.
The Glee tribute episode will air in October.