Glee star Amber Riley and her Dancing with the Stars pro partner, Derek Hough, dropped by the Arsenio Hall Show to talk about the challenges of the competition. Amber also discussed the ending of Glee. Co-creator, Ryan Murphy, announced yesterday that the show would conclude after next year’s sixth season.
Amber also talks about travelling to San Francisco for the Season 4 American Idol auditions. She didn’t even make it past the producers. She got a no, but she’s grateful–the rejection making her work even harder.
On the end of Glee, Amber says, “It’s been a really good run. Glee has been an amazing blessing in my life.”
“I was really blessed to be a part of that for so many years,” she said.
When Arsenio mentioned the passing of Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, Amber mentioned the recent Glee tribute episode that aired October 10. “I’m so proud of my castmates,” said Amber, “They put so much heart in it.”
“It was really for the fans,” Amber added, “For the fans to be able to say goodbye. I consider all of us one big family. I got to say goodbye. It was a beautiful episode.”
“It’s something we’re always going to have, and be able to go back and watch.”
Unfortunately, Derek and Amber were unable to perform the Cha cha due to a knee injury she’s nursing. She also had a “butt injury” after they’re jive. Bet you never heard of that. Amber explains in the interview.
Watch it below.