I remember watching [the Glee cast] as an outsider (much like my character would later in the show), and being kind of jealous of the bond they’d already formed–they had all these inside jokes, like about how Cory couldn’t dance. My feeling like an outsider changed quickly, though, when I met Dianna Agron, who played my fellow cheerleader, Quinn, and who also hadn’t met anyone else yet. Dianna and I had all our scenes together, and we were instant friends. The trailers on set during the pilot were super small and divided in two. Dianna and I shared one, and we soon decided to take down the partition that separated it so we could make a bigger shared space.
I also hung out a lot with Dianna outside of the group. Dianna was born fancy. She’s like Madonna–one day, she’s show up with a British accent, and you wouldn’t even question it. Because, hello–it’s Dianna. I nicknamed her Elizabeth Taylor because of her many male suitors (which I entirely approved of–have you seen how hot some of the guys she’s dated are?). We traveled by ourselves, and the first time I ever went to Paris was with Dianna. We were in Europe for the Glee tour and had two days off, so were like, “Screw it, let’s go!”
Dianna wore a pink wig the whole time, and talked to everyone and got us into all these swanky places–not because anyone knew who we were, but just because she worked her magic on them and charmed us right past the velvet ropes. We wandered the side streets, shopped at markets, and hung out in cafés with art students. We smoked nonstop (when in Paris…), ate ham-and-cheese baguettes, and drank white wine out of a box. Oui, oui, our–it was truly the perfect way to do Paris.
Naya Rivera about Dianna Agron in Sorry Not Sorry
Cory’s death is today. His anniversary. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT, go on any of the Glee cast’s social media and speak of him. DO NOT tag them in memory posts. DO NOT spam Lea saying she’s in your prayers. Let them remember him in peace. DO NOT make the day sadder than it has to be.
Glee changed my life. It overhauled it. It got me out of debt. It helped to cement my career. And before the show, I’d never had a group of people I was that close with. I think a lot of the other cast members would say the same thing (except, maybe not about the debt…). […] While Glee changed our lives, it didn’t necessarily change who we were. We started the show as a ragtag group of misfits, and six seasons later, when we filmed the last episode, we were still the same bunch of misfits. Just now wearing more expensive jeans.