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
With every job I’ve gotten, I’ve bought myself something. When ‘Glee’ was picked up, I rented a piano for the year. For smaller victories, I’ll go to dinner with a friend, or go for a walk and think about it all. It’s important to say to yourself, today was a good day.