Glee Casting: Gloria Estefan in Talks to Play Santana’s Mom

Looks like Glee is planning a star-studded (well–if it were 1998) episode to air in January after the Christmas  hiatus.  THR confirms that Latin music star, Gloria Estefan is in talks with the show to play Santana’s (Naya Rivera) mom.

Estefan will appear in the same episode as fellow Latin star, Ricky Martin, who is negotiating to play a McKinley High Spanish Teacher.

The episode will also likely feature some of Estafan’s music. It’s been reported that Martin will sing a couple of numbers.

So I guess New Directions will get to sing along from their choir chairs.  As I’ve already said, guest star-laden episodes are typically not my favorites.  Count me as someone who’s  not excited at the prospect of the cast having to make room for TWO guest stars in one show.

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