“Rumor has it” that Naya Rivera (Santana) has been written out of the season 5 finale of Fox’s hit musical episodic Glee, after reports of an on set feud with co-star Lea Michele (Rachel) surfaced late last week, according to the NY Daily News.
US Weekly initially reported that there was a “major altercation” on set on April 15th but apparently, that feud escalated to include members of the show’s production team.
"She went off," a source told the NY Daily News, "But it had nothing to do with Lea, one costar would not have any power in whether another returns to the show."
Multiple sources early this week are now reporting that Rivera has indeed been fired, not just for the remainder of season 5, but for the rest of the show’s run.
Sadly, if the rumors are true, fans of the show will have to say goodbye to Glee’s only out lesbian character. We’ve stuck by her through the Brittana years (girlfriend Brittany played by Heather Morris), through her move to NY, and her brief hook ups with Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Dani (Demi Lovato).
Not a great end to the beloved character we’ve followed for 5 seasons. So as a reminder of what once was, check out a clip of her Adele mash up to Rumour Has It/Someone Like You.