Naya Rivera was cast to be a bitchy cheerleader, a sycophant and minion. She had no lines in the Pilot. Months later, Heather Morris was hired to teach the cast the “Single Ladies” dance - and ended up landing the role of Brittany, the final cheerleader to round out the trio.
Their characters now have one of the most emotional love stories on the show - together. (x)
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer