Gloria Estefan In Talks For A Dramatic Return To ‘Glee’

Thu, August 16, 2012 6:03pm EDT by 5 Comments
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Plus, Gloria tells HollywoodLife.com about the on-screen duet with Ricky Martin we never got to see!

Gloria Estefan may be busy with her new gig as a judge on The CW’s The Next, but she still has plenty of room for Glee in her life. HollywoodLife.com spoke with the music legend Aug. 15, and she revealed she’s already spoken with creator Ryan Murphy about bringing back her character — she played Santana’s (Naya Rivera) mom on the third season finale — and staging a confrontation with Santana’s homophobic grandma!

For those of you who don’t remember, Santana’s grandma essentially disowned her when she learned her granddaughter was a lesbian.

“I would never allow my mother to be like that to my daughter in any way shape or form,” Gloria explained to us. “So I really need to have it out with her and have some type of reunion, because it is not acceptable what she did in my book. I told Ryan, so hopefully [I can do] that and come back and sing!”

We were surprised when Gloria didn’t perform a show stopper — she’s freakin’ Gloria Estefan, after all — but she told us she’s glad her character didn’t sing.

“I preferred that my screen time was devoted to my character and the development of the mom,” she explained. “I was happy that I could focus on the acting. People know I’m a singer; they didn’t need to know that about me.”

Gloria even revealed a scrapped duet between herself and another iconic Glee guest star:

“Originally, they were going to do something with Ricky Martin and me but then Whitney [Houston] passed away and their whole thing changed. The tribute wasn’t a part of the plan. Things change in TV but as for eventually singing on the show, I would love it!

Are you dying to see more of Gloria on Glee? Even without Ricky, we’d settle for a duet between Gloria and Naya. Drop a comment with your thoughts on more Gloria in season four!

— Reporting by Russ Weakland, written by Andy Swift

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miagirl54

Posted at 2:05 AM on August 19, 2012  

Gloria needs to go back this season and sing!!!! Well, she just needs to go back to Glee, period!

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Bruno

Posted at 2:00 PM on August 17, 2012  

Gloria return to Glee !!!!!

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eduardo villa molina

Posted at 8:49 PM on August 16, 2012  

Gloria! Please back to glee

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Rashell

Posted at 8:41 PM on August 16, 2012  

I cant wait till glee is back !

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janejones7

Posted at 6:10 PM on August 16, 2012  

Shame about duet with Ricky, hope we will get to see and hear it some time :)

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