Despite rumors to the contrary, Naya Rivera‘s rep says the 27-year-old actress has not been fired from Glee, nor is she leaving the series.
The New York Daily News reported Tuesday that Rivera had been fired from Glee following an alleged fight with co-star Lea Michele.
“Any reports or rumors circulating that Naya Rivera was let go or fired from Glee are absolutely untrue. End of story,” a rep for Rivera told The Hollywood Reporter.
Reps for Glee producers at 20th Century Fox Television declined comment on Rivera’s future with the series and speculation about the on-set altercation.
Rumors of a rift between the actresses began to pop up earlier this month after a “major altercation” came to head on set April 15, Us Weekly reported.
“They’re always icy to each other,” a source said. “Naya is jealous that Lea is the show’s main star… There is a lot of sighing and eye-rolling between them.”
Naya Rivera out of #Glee's finale—does it have anything to do with Lea Michele?! Not so much: http://t.co/2idzuArMfO pic.twitter.com/JC2haqjjqs
— E! Online (@eonline) April 29, 2014
Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that reports that Rivera was banned from the set or that she cleaned out her trailer and won’t return to the series are false. Rivera is already on hiatus from the show so she very well may have cleaned out her trailer for the hiatus. Other rumors that the actress has received letters from the network or studio telling her to change her behavior are also false.
OMG has 'Glee' fired Naya Rivera?!?! :'( http://t.co/jUjavhS4O3 pic.twitter.com/AJ2s9go5dv
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) April 29, 2014
Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently told E! online that it is still unclear which cast members will return for season 6.
“My feeling about the last season of Glee is very clear, and that is we will be reaching out to all of the regulars on the show, that original group of Glee club members and the teachers, and anybody who wants to come back can come back,” he said. “Anybody who wants to be a part of the show, we welcome them.”
Doesn’t seem like Michele is holding any grudges and she may be trying to quell any rumors of a rift as she posted a flattering tweet about her co-star Tuesday.
OMG so excited for this right now!!!! @NayaRivera and @MsAmberPRiley are AMAZING!!! #SING #GleeAlong
— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) April 30, 2014
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