Photo: Gloria Estefan to play Santana's mother on Glee
Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan confirmed Wednesday, via Twitter, her upcoming participation in the successful musical television series “Glee” in the role of the mother of Cheerio Santana, played by Naya Rivera.
It is Rivera to whom Estefan directs her messages on Twitter: “I have to say that working with @NayaRivera was an amazing experience!”
In addition, Estefan has posted several photographs with part of the cast of the Fox series, which last December announced the participation of the well-known singer, but the broadcast, which had been scheduled for January, was postponed.
Also on her Twitter account, Estefan thanks the show’s production team.
Other Latino performers who have joined the show in guest roles include Ricky Martin, in the role of a sexy Spanish teacher, and actress Ivonne Coll, who will play the mother of Gloria Estefan’s character.
According to what “Glee” creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have said, viewers of the program have shown they are very interested in knowing about the parents of the main characters, and that was the reason that they decided to include the characters created for Estefan and Coll.