Gloria Estefan Teases Her Glee Debut—and a Brittana Bombshell!
Break out a champagne (or apple cider for all we fans underneath 21), Gleeks—it’s time to celebrate!
Glee‘s graduation day is finally on us as Rachel (Lea Michele), Finn (Cory Monteith), Kurt (Chris Colfer), Santana (Naya Rivera) Co. are finally observant goodbye to McKinley High after 3 seasons of singing, solos and slushies.
Grammy leader Gloria Estefan creates her long-awaited entrance during tonight’s culmination as Santana’s mother, and we chatted with a mythological thespian about their attribute and “emotional one-on-one scene,” since she motionless to guest star and more! Plus, since isn’t she singing on a show?!
Gloria tells us she and her daughter are large fans of a uncover and initial went to a set about a year and a half ago, where she met Naya, whom she calls super sweet,” for a initial time. Later, “[Ryan Murphy” called to ask if we would be meddlesome in personification her mom, and we was like, ‘Yes, are we teasing me?!” she recalls, “Especially after assembly that meant grandmother. That was not nice.”
Of course, Gloria is vocalization of Santana’s grandmother, who heartbreakingly deserted her granddaughter after she came out to her, going so distant as to flog her out of a house. Don’t worry, fans, Mama Lopez is zero like Grandmother Lopez—Gloria describes a dual women as “very different…Her mom is going to wish to be there for her and be supportive.”
So only what is Mirabel Lopez like? “Snarky like Santana and spiteful since a apple can’t tumble that distant from a tree! She wants her daughter to be happy since she wasn’t,” Gloria explains. “She wanted to sing and, substantially when she got profound with Santana and her father was going to med school, she got a pursuit to assistance him by med propagandize and focused on Santana. Her mom substantially told her, ‘You can’t have that song career now, we have a baby.’ Her mom looks like a tough cookie!”
So what does Gloria wish fans take divided from Santana and Mirabel’s relationship? ”I wish quite for a happy fans, since she’s got a lot of them, she plays a happy character, we wish them to know that notwithstanding a fact that people competence respond in a bad approach or in a approach that’s not understanding in their life, even someone as tighten as a grandma, that there are relatives that can be really supportive,” she says. “For a parents, we consider it would be a good thing to see. It addresses an emanate that is important.”
While Gloria wasn’t on set for a final days of shooting, she tells us Mirabel and Santana share an “emotional” though still “very in-character” stage about Santana’s post-McKinley High future. ”It was great. We clicked,” she says of operative with Naya. “We only fell into that purpose really easily. I’m really maternal and she’s a fan, from what she told me behind in a day. She’s really sweet, she’s a good actor. It was fun to play.”
Gloria tells us many of her screentime will be common with Naya and Heather Morris as Mirabel, Santana and Brittany, whom Gloria says Mirabel has met before, have a bit of “a girls night” during Breadstix, that she describes as a lot of fun, until “Santana drops a bombshell that shocks everybody during a table.” While she wouldn’t hold most about a jaw-dropping news, she would contend “it’s funny.” Hm…shocking and funny? Sounds like Glee to us!
Though Gloria’s fans will be unhappy to learn that she is not behaving in a episode, there is one chairman who is vehement by her miss of singing: Gloria! She tells us that singing on a uncover would make viewers consider of Gloria Estefan instead of Mirabel Lopez, that isn’t what she wanted for her coming on a show. “They can see me sing anywhere else anytime! That’s what we do!” she says with a laugh.
Glee‘s culmination front tonight during 9 p.m. on Fox.