Update! It’s being said that Gloria Estefan will more than likely make her big Glee debut as Santana’s (Naya Rivera) mother in either episode 15 (“Big Brother”) or episode 17 of season 3. (Thank you to our reader, Genevieve for this tip!)
We’re on the edge of our seats as far as the Glee seven-week hiatus goes – what will happen to Quinn? Will Finchel go through with the wedding? Who is the father of Sue’s baby?? But we also have something a little more positive to look forward to when Glee returns from hiatus: Gloria Estefan!
Set to make an appearance as Santana’s (Naya Rivera) mother, Estefan is possibly more excited than us Gleeks. Probably because she’s a Gleek herself. Not at liberty to speak any details on plot concerning her character (she really doesn’t know), the Latina legend did share her own hopes for her role:
“The self-professed Ryan Murphy fan says that as Santana’s mother, she’s hoping for a big confrontation with Santana’s grandmother, who disowned her granddaughter whens he found out she was gay.”
I think we can all agree that a Lopez family showdown would be way, way cool. Especially if it were to involve…music? This is Glee, after all. As luck would have it, Gloria Estefan will in fact have a “big musical number”, although even she herself doesn’t have the scoop on what song will be chosen for her character to sing.
But hey, she’s a Ryan Murphy fan, so she’ll be cool with whatever he has musically planned.