Gloria Estefan on personification Santana’s mom in ‘Glee’ finale
Now, Estefan is finally creation her initial coming in a deteriorate finale! Sadly, Gleeks, a thespian won’t be carrying a balance in a episode, suitably patrician “Goodbye,” that finds McKinley’s seniors graduating.
“I don’t sing on a uncover though we kinda consider that’s improved since we consider that would chuck fans,” says Estefan. “Hopefully, we can come behind and do a singing. But we adore to be on there and substantiating a character.”
EW talked to Estefan about her character’s attribute with Santana as good as her favorite “Glee” series of all time — a answer might warn you!
Entertainment Weekly: How did this come about?
Gloria Estefan: First, we went to revisit a set on a final season. My son lived out in LA and we were visiting. We were all a large fans so we finagled a approach on a set.
EW: Did we guys wear disguises?
Estefan: No no! We were in a same room. we met Naya Rivera and we met Chris [Colfer] and Kevin McHale. we know Emilio had been articulate with a song people on a uncover and things about opposite things. But afterwards Ryan [Murphy] reached out to me to play Santana Lopez’s mom and we was anxious since we consider it was a good event after what a grandma did to do something supportive.
EW: You mentioned this though apparently Santana came out to her grandmother and it did not go well.
Estefan: No not during all!
EW: So is your impression some-more accepting?
Estefan: Yes. I’m unequivocally understanding of my daughter. You always have to have a behind story even if we have one line. So my behind story with Santana’s mom was she didn’t get to go to college so she unequivocally wants Santana to do that. Up until now Santana has had a good attribute with her grandmother, though when she confronted her a response was unequivocally hard. She was substantially a same approach with Maribel. Santana’s father they mentioned was a doctor, so we consider she helped put him by school, though motionless for motherhood. [She] desired to sing and was a thespian and put her life on reason since she suspicion being a mom was unequivocally critical so she wants Santana to make it through. She’s understanding of her daughter. She only wants her to be happy — bottom line. we know a feeling since my daughter is removing prepared to do her final year of high propagandize and she’s gonna do a summer program. It’s a initial time we’re all going to be separated. I’m there! It was a unequivocally tough thing for me to imagine.
EW: How’s a chemistry between we and Naya? Did we all get along like gangbusters from a start?
Estefan: Yes. From day one. She was so honeyed when we met on a set. She was unequivocally unequivocally good and sweet. we suspicion we fell into a roles well. She was fun to be around.
EW: It sounds like we have scenes with Heather Morris, too.
Estefan: Yes we did. We had a stage during Breadstix. we had to ask for a upholder chair [laughs].
EW: That contingency have been fun to be during such an iconic “Glee” location?
Estefan: It was fun. There’s some unequivocally humorous things with Heather Morris. It was a fun stage and it’s also touching and there’s a frightful impulse there for a mom.
EW: Did your family come to watch a shoot?
Estefan: Yes. My father and my daughter. My father pronounced to me, “You know what? You’re my mother though when we hugged her, we got choked up.” we know he’s substantially feeling a same thing since of [our daughter] Emily . we go, “That’s a good sign!” [laughs]
EW: Why do a Estefans adore “Glee” so much?
Estefan: I’ll tell we what we love: I’m a musician initial and foremost. Music has been a unequivocally large and recovering partial of my life. we complicated psychology so we tend to investigate a lot of things. But if we go behind to WWII, we had musicals and happy things and escapist things since that’s what party does — it takes we away. You couldn’t have finished this before since we were all too impertinent behind in a ’80s and ’90s and would have snubbed a noses during something so whimsical. Now, people need it! It’s fun. Great music. My favorite so distant was “One Less Bell to Answer/House is Not a Home.”
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