‘Glee’ Star Amber Riley To Leave Show?
According to HuffPost, actress Amber Riley may be in jeopardy of aging out of her high school character on the hit show ‘Glee.’
“I may not be coming back for a fourth season,” Riley told E! Online. “Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody’s OK with it…I love my job to pieces, but when it’s time to go, it’s time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon.”
Riley sat down with Access Hollywood and expressed her feelings about the casting decision, and the logic behind high school television characters graduating.
“I mean, I don’t want to be a 30-year-old high school student either,” she said, adding that she thinks her co-stars are okay with the casting decision. “I don’t think it’s the end of the world from them.”
Recent reports may offer hope for Riley. The show’s creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the graduation news of other stars of the show to Ryan Seacrest earlier month. However, it’s being reported that the show’s creator Ryan Murphy may have changed his tune during panel discussions at Comic-Con over the past weekend.
“Here’s the exact thing: [Rachel, Kurt and Finn] are seniors, so they’re graduating,” he told the audience (via TV Line), “but because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show. If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t say, ‘We’re gonna let you go.'”
Riley is the only main character who is identifiably black. Should the show get rid of it’s only black character?