Dianna Talks About Cory
In July, her “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith (whose character, Finn, impregnated Quinn in the show’s first season) died, with authorities listing the cause of death as a combination of alcohol and heroin.
“It hasn’t completely hit in yet,” Agron says, her voice softening. “It’s one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me. I don’t know how people do it over and over again throughout their lives. It just makes you take a new lease out on life and look at things a little bit differently.”
She pauses to take a breath.
“He was truly one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met in my entire life, and that’s something that everybody can say about him, you know?”
“Glee” showrunner Ryan Murphy announced that the third episode of the upcoming season, which debuts Sept. 26, will be a tribute to Monteith and his character. Agron, who was reduced from a series regular to appear in just three episodes last season, was not asked to participate in the memorial show. In fact, the actress isn’t certain she’ll be back at all this season.
It’s a surprise, given her formerly pivotal role.
“Yeah,” she says coolly.
Time to move on to bigger and better projects?
“I think moving on might be the wrong choice of words because [“Glee”] is always going to be a part of me and with me and I would always go back,” she says. “So it’s not necessarily about a departure. It’s about what it’s imparted in me and what it’s given me.”