Glee Star Dianna Agron Not Invited to Participate in Cory Monteith Tribute

Dianna Agron Glee Cory Monteith Tribute

Glee star, Dianna Agron, tells the New York Post that she won’t be appearing in the Cory Monteith tribute episode because she wasn’t invited to participate.

“Glee” showrunner Ryan Murphy announced that the third episode of the upcoming season, which debuts Sept. 26, will be a tribute to Monteith and his character. Agron, who was reduced from a series regular to appear in just three episodes last season, was not asked to participate in the memorial show. In fact, the actress isn’t certain she’ll be back at all this season.

It’s a surprise, given her formerly pivotal role.

“Yeah,” she says coolly.

I hope she was misquoted here, because if it’s true she wasn’t invited, that just sucks.  Harry Shum Jr., Mark Salling and Amber Riley, no longer appear regularly on the show, but they’re all returning. Dianna’s character, Quinn had key storylines with Cory’s Finn during season 1 and season 2. It would be out of character for Quinn not to rush back to Lima from Yale, where she is studying drama, to mourn with her former school mates.

But then, Quinn behaving out of character is nothing new. There have been rumors of clashes between Dianna and production over how her character was written. After season 1, she seemed to only exist to advance the plot of other characters, rather than have any development of her own. The epitome of ridiculous plot points came when she survived a terrible car crash after she was texting behind the wheel (another one of Ryan Murphy’s pet PSAs) but wound up in a wheelchair, only to miraculously recover in time for Prom. Yikes.

When the Post asks the actress if it’s time to move on from Glee, she doesn’t sound bitter:

“I think moving on might be the wrong choice of words because [“Glee”] is always going to be a part of me and with me and I would always go back,” she says. “So it’s not necessarily about a departure. It’s about what it’s imparted in me and what it’s given me.”

She’s still close to all of her Glee castmates, particularly in the wake of Cory’s death. Dianna elaborated on the experience of losing her friend and co-star:

This year I’ve had some of the biggest cries of my entire life,” she admits.

“It hasn’t completely hit in yet,” Agron says, her voice softening. “It’s one of the strangest things that has ever happened to me. I don’t know how people do it over and over again throughout their lives. It just makes you take a new lease out on life and look at things a little bit differently.”

She pauses to take a breath.

“He was truly one of the most wonderful people I’ve ever met in my entire life, and that’s something that everybody can say about him, you know?”

Dianna is out promoting her new movie, The Family, opening September 13. She plays the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro, a mafia family that lands in France after they are forced to enter the witness protection program.  Martin Scorcese is the executive producer. Check out the trailer below.

Via The New York Post

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  • BobbiNJ

    That is a shame if she wasn’t invited. Doesn’t make much sense to me because I would have thought they’d want the whole original crew back together for the tribute. But, I guess it depends on what the story is that surrounds the event.

  • lkingcorn

    Moral of this story…don’t piss off the producer.

  • Katie

    Basically she wasn’t asked back because of bad blood RM obviously doesn’t like her anymore.

  • Axxxel

    As a fan of another producer’s favorite …(Kurt/Chris Colfer) … I did notice that Dianna was used to boost up his profile a bit…

    She wrote the commentary for Chris Colfer’s article in Time Magazine when he made the 100 most influential list.

    She was sitting next to him the night he won the Golden Globe. Her reaction at the winning moment was priceless. But still…. I was expecting Chris to sit between his 2 besties: his date Ashley Fink (who sat on his left) and Amber Riley.

    And at one of the GLAAD award shows, Dianna locked her arm in his when they were on stage with the Glee cast and he got a special mention from Ryan Murphy.

    And I was like… since when are Dianna and Chris best friends ? and their characters were each other nemesis and did hardly interact with each other. And when they did, Dianna’s character was at the losing end.

  • Axxxel

    Hoping that Dianna’s character will appear in some of the flashbacks… Quinn looked beautiful when she was together with Finn in the episode “Prom Queen” (season 2)… even when she slapped Rachel in the face in that episode, she looked beautiful…. that was great acting !

    I did like it when she got her hair dyed pink and had a tatoo of Ryan Seacrest…(season 3) pity that was not really explored and she got into that weird triangle story together with Shelby and Puck.

  • b_james

    Wait, WHAT? That’s crazy they wouldn’t have her back.

  • dreamr23

    As a huge fan of Quinn, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. Quinn/Dianna never brought in the ‘big bucks’ that Ryan’s little pets do, so of course he wouldn’t make any effort to write Quinn into the script. That would mean continuity for a character that Ryan doesn’t like. Since when has that ever happened on glee?

  • Axxxel

    Maybe Dianna did notice that her character was becoming less prominent … Quinn was pivotal in Season 1, and somewhat pushed aside by Kurt/Blaine in Season 2, even though the Rachel-Quinn rivalry was very present. Season 3…hhmm.. So I don’t blame Dianna for looking elsewhere..

  • Axxxel

    True… If Quinn would be on the episode she would have said.. “stop crying… Finn would still be alive if he was with me”…

  • Axxxel

    Sometimes I have the feeling they don’t know what to do with her after Finchel became an item…

  • Axxxel

    Interesting trailer… Quinn’s meanness… taken to the next level…

  • Tito Melito

    Ryan should have written a small bit part for Quinn in the tribute episode, would have been appropriate. She could have been consoling her friends or celebrating Finn’s life with them.

  • Axxxel

    Or blaming Rachel for the death…

  • Holden17C

    This maybe true, but it doesn’t make it right. There is no excuse for a pissing contest under these circumstances.

  • Bobbie

    The moral of this story is that Dianna is promoting her new movie and she’s doing interviews to get attention to herself.

  • supersonic

    This just proves what a bitter, petty, pathetic, horrible person Ryan Murphy is. He even took shots at her on his “The New Normal” piece of crap that was cancelled.

    I’m sure all the scenes that could’ve been with Quinn will be replaced by endless Blaine sobbing.

  • Jordana33

    The Glee producers really did a disservice to many of their regular characters, so I wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of the other cast memebers were just as unhappy as Quinn. I get the impression that the producers have their favorites (like Lea, Cory, Chris and Danny) and basically any actor/character with the potential to outshine them was often pushed aside or given a crappy storyline. Fortunately for Dianna, she’s had a lot of acting prospects outside of Glee and was probably in a more secure position than her peers to voice any issues.

  • Kariann Hart

    I hope there is a change in Ryan’s plans. I cannot imagine Quinn not being there as she was so important to Finn in the early two seasons.

  • Bluebeat

    Her and Ryan are probably not getting a long very well on set so he decided not to have her on the episode. It kinda sucks because she was Cory’s ex gf and she cared for him a lot at some point…

  • Kariann Hart

    Maybe Quinn will be in a flashback rather than actually appearing in the new episode.