In an interview with Access Hollywood, posted September 6, 2013, Demi talked about how excited she was to work with the cast of the FOX hit show. As she commented, "I'm really excited because not only do I get to join a cast of a bunch of people that I’ve already [been] friends with for a while now… it’s just gonna be fun."
The "Heart Attack" singer also had great respect for Lea Michele and the strength she has shown since the loss of her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith. As Demi commented, "She’s great. She’s such a strong woman and I’m so proud of her. Love her so much."
Co-star Matthew Morrison offered similar praise for the grieving Lea. As he commented, "It's incredibly hard and we're staying strong together and I have to say Lea [Michele] has been the most strongest of all of us."
The Cory Monteith tribute episode will air October 10, as TV Line reported.
Demi's incoming character will debut on October 3, as TV Line also reported.
"Glee" season 5 premieres Thursday September 26 at 9/8c on FOX.