This is a little shocking and confusing. New reports are saying that Glee star Dianna Agron was not asked to return for the upcoming Cory Monteith tribute episode. The report goes on to say that Dianna isn’t sure whether she’ll be back at all in the new season.
Via the NYPost:
“This year I’ve had some of the biggest cries of my entire life,” she admits.
In July, her “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith (whose character, Finn, dated Quinn in the show’s first season) died, with authorities listing the cause of death as a combination of alcohol and heroin.
“It hasn’t completely hit in yet,” Agron says, her voice softening. “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.”
She pauses to take a breath.
“He 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?”
“Glee” showrunner Ryan Murphy announced that the third episode of the upcoming season, which debuts Sept. 26, will be a tribute to Monteith and his character. Agron, who was reduced from a series regular to appear in just three episodes last season, was not asked to participate in the memorial show. In fact, the actress isn’t certain she’ll be back at all this season.
It’s a surprise, given her formerly pivotal role.
“Yeah,” she says coolly.
The move is surprising considering how close Dianna’a character was with Cory’s. Not having her appear at all is a little weird. I wonder why she wasn’t asked?