Saturday, December 3, 2011
Get On Your Feet: Gloria Estefan to Appear on Glee
Latin superstar singer Gloria Estefan is set to join the cast of the Fox phenomenon Glee, playing the mother of recently out McKinley High student Santana Lopez, played by actress Naya Rivera!
Word has it that the "Coming Out of the Dark" singer's character on the hit show will be that of an accepting, loving mom, after Santana's grandmother was revealed to be homophobic on the "I Kissed a Girl" episode of the series earlier this season. Estefan hinted at her upcoming appearance this week on her twitter feed, posting "Hey M’Tweets! Did anyone see Glee last night? Santana could really use a sympathetic mommy right about now, don’t you think?? Lol!”
Gloria's appearance won't be the only upcoming surprise for Gleeks: fellow Latin superstar Ricky Martin is also slated to appear on the critically and commercially acclaimed series, as the school's super-sexy new Spanish teacher.