The cast of the series “Glee” gathered for the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards ceremony to pay tribute to actress Naya Rivera, who tragically passed away last July.
It was nine months ago. American actress Naya Rivera, the interpreter of Santa Lopez in the cult series Glee, was disappearing tragically at the age of 33, victim of accidental drowning in a Californian lake …
This week the cast of Glee took advantage of the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize and reward works, media and personalities for their role in representing the LGBT community, to come together and pay a vibrant tribute to Naya Rivera.
“I don’t think I have to tell you that this year has been a very, very difficult year”, declares actress Demi Lovato at the opening of this virtual meeting. “There is a special moment, very painful for me, that emerges from this year: the loss of my friend Naya Rivera. I will always cherish the chance I had to play Dani, Naya’s girlfriend in Glee. “
The tribute of the cast of “Glee” to Naya Rivera:
“The character played by Naya, Santa Lopez, was revolutionary for ‘boarded up’ queer girls, as I was back then”, continues Demi Lovato. “Her ambition as well as her accomplishments have inspired Latin women around the world.”
During this meeting were present Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jessalyn Gilsig, Dot-Marie Jones, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr. , Becca Tobin as well as Jenna Ushkowitz.
Yolanda Previtire, Naya Rivera’s mother, was not present during this tribute but nevertheless wanted to convey a message, read by actress Jessalyn Gilsig, of which here is an excerpt: “Naya’s desire was always to stand up for those who had no voice. (…) I don’t think she realized how important she was to this world. I am grateful that my eldest daughter helped to make it happen. changing the way we see ourselves and the way we see others. “
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