The Glee tribute to Cory Monteith is supposed to be a reunion of sorts for the original cast. But get this: Dianna Agron will not be on the show. And now we know why!
The actress, who starred as Quinn Fabray for the first four seasons (although she wasn't around much for the fourth, who can forget that drunk hook-up with Santana?), wasn't even invited to participate!
Um, what? I think I can still hear the echo of that slap in the face.
When asked by the New York Post, Dianna confirmed, coolly (their words), that she didn't get a call about the Glee tribute. And she didn't sound happy about being split from the show:
I think moving on might be the wrong choice of words because [“Glee”] is always going to be a part of me and with me and I would always go back. So it’s not necessarily about a departure. It’s about what it’s imparted in me and what it’s given me.
Glee has certainly given Dianna Agron a lot ... like a jump start to her career, and it's classy of her to say so, especially in light of the snub over the tribute.
Granted, Dianna is up to her own thing these days, what with her new mafia flick, The Family, coming out in theaters on September 13. She was getting so little work from Glee that she really had to get out there and kick her acting career into overdrive.
But plenty of other Glee stars are doing other things these days. Amber Riley is rumored to be joining the Dancing With the Stars cast, and Naya Rivera has that M&Ms commercial ... need I go on? Point is, she's busy ... but not so busy that she shouldn't be able to carve out some time in her schedule for an old friend.
And Cory is an old friend; she's made that very clear. Not only has she made mention of him in recent interviews for The Family, but immediately after his death in June, Dianna made a point to attend a Chord Overstreet concert dedicated to Cory. She was there with fellow Gleeks Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz, with whom she has a close relationship -- or it would seem based on their tweets and her inclusion in Ushkowitz' book.
So what gives? Is this personal?
Because it can't be professional ... not having Dianna in a cast reunion tribute to Cory seems like it would be BAD for the show.
Heather Morris is the one other original castmate left out of the tribute, but her pregnancy would be rather difficult to explain. More to the point, Brittany was an important character, but not in relation to Finn Hudson.
Dianna, on the other hand, played Finn's love interest! She and Cory were linked so closely that it would seem odd not to have her show up to any sort of celebration of his life.
What do you think of the snub? Is this bad for the show?
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