‘Glee’: Naya Rivera talks fan reaction to Santana storyline

Although we unfortunately still do not know much about Naya Rivera’s role on “Glee” season 4 just yet, we can at least take a fond look back at what has been one of the best character arcs on the entire show. When the character first emerged on the scene, she was a token mean girl with a quick tongue and little sympathy for anyone. While some of that fire is still very much present, her character has still changed somewhat following the revelation that she is gay — and the beginning of her relationship with Brittany.

So what sort of support has Rivera received since her character came out? Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview, the actress says that this storyline has allowed her not just to reach a brand-new audience, but inspire groups of people that she did not envision really ever having in her corner:

“I get so many stories of people that the story line truly touched them and and hit home for them. It’s created a fan base for me that I never thought I’d have. I was reading that my episode of The Glee Project that the demographic of women went up like 27 percent. It’s really cool to know that there are people out there that this does matter to and that your work does matter.”

Santana’s fanbase is going to have the opportunity to watch her face a brand-new challenge throughout season 4 so long as her character does end up going to Louisville — finding a way to keep her relationship with Brittany blossoming without the two getting much of an opportunity to actually spend time together. Brittany ended up flunking her classes at the last minute, and is joining Tina, Artie, Rory, Sugar, and Blaine as some of the faces that we can probably expect to see back at McKinley High throughout much of the upcoming season.

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