It has been about two months since the unexpected passing off Glee star Cory Monteith. Naya Rivera discussed with E! how it is filming the hit TV series without “Finn” around.
Rivera, who portrays Santana Lopez, has said: “We are moving in baby steps and trying to cope with his loss together…trying to slowly get used to the idea of him not being around.”
Production started for the upcoming fifth season in mid-July. The show will start with its two Beatles tribute episodes then the third will be the tribute to Monteith and his character Finn.
The entertainment head of Fox, Kevin Reilly revealed the tribute episode will deal with the actor’s distressed past. One insider confirmed that it will have the audience sobbing from the beginning to the end.
Demi Lovato is guest-starring with her role as Dani. Dani is going to be a starving artist whom becomes friends with Rachel and Santana. She will start a relationship with Santana.
Rivera sat down with Latina Magazine to discuss how great it is to support the LGBT society on TV. “There are little cultural LGBT roles on TV, so I am privileged to support them,” she revealed. “I love backing this movement, but it’s a huge obligation, and at times it’s a lot of stress on me.”
The Latin beauty also spilled on her romantic relationship with rapper Big Sean. She revealed why the duo, who actually met on the social networking site Twitter, don’t need to keep their relationship out of the public eye.
"We know a lot of people who are dating in the limelight and they are taking the back entrances to places and just won’t make eye contact with one another," Rivera revealed.
What TV superstar is Naya hoping to mimic as she strives for that fame in Hollywood?
"Jennifer Lopez is an ideal model of what it means to be a notable person and a long career, but I still have the people like you," she said. "She can can continue with her career for as long as she wants to until she doesn’t want it anymore and I hope I can say that one day about myself."