At the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2013, Naya broke the news in a backstage interview.
As Naya explained, "she's playing my love interest, so I'm very excited about that. We get to sing a song together. It's going to be good. I'm excited to work with her."
As TV Line previously reported on August 19, Demi is slated to join the FOX hit show for a significant story arc in the upcoming season. The "Heart Attack" singer will play Dani, a New York City-based struggling artist who will befriend Santana and Rachel (Lea Michele). She will also interact frequently with Adam Lambert's incoming character.
Demi is stepping into new territory by playing Santana's love interest. As Naya joked, "we're bringing her to the dark side."
I'm really looking forward to the story line between Dani and Santana.
Since her breakup with Brittany (Heather Morris), Santana has been long overdue for some romance. She needs someone feisty, witty, and street smart, and I think Demi's character would be an exciting match for the sharp-tongued former Cheerio!
Are you looking forward to Demi's role on "Glee"? Are you rooting for a match between her character and Santana?