When it rains, it pours…and Naya Rivera has seen drier days.
According to sources, she’s been completely written out of the Glee season finale.
Though the original plan was to include Naya in the final episode of the season, slated for May 13, her character Santana Lopez has been written out of the script, we are told by multiple sources. (Fox is not commenting.)
Insiders point out that this change has nothing whatsoever to do with Lea Michele, nor the recent rumors of a falling out—and tension on set—between the two starlets.
“[Naya] isn’t fired and her not being in the finale has nothing to do with Lea,” says one source who works on Glee. “I don’t know where these stories are coming from, but they are not true.”
Further clarifying the situation, Rivera’s rep tells E! News, “Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story.” Well that’s that, folks.
It has not been decided yet whether Naya will return for Glee’s sixth and final season, slated to air this fall. The full cast won’t be determined officially until end of June. “We love Naya and want only the best for her,” says one insider who works on the show. “Hopefully we can work it out.”
“We all needed a moment,” the insider adds, saying that the break is “best for everyone.”
Rumors started swirling earlier this month that Lea and Naya had some kind of verbal altercation on set, and that one of them was escorted off, however, sources tell E! News that “no one was kicked off the set” and “no one was fired.”
First she and Big Sean call it quits and now she’s basically out of her main gig…damn.