Glee star Naya Rivera is Latina magazine's latest cover star. Check her out on newsstands and Nook newsstand on April 10.
Naya exclusively chatted with Latina about playing a newly out-of-the-closet lesbian, religion, her debut solo album and her rise to becoming one of TV's most loved characters.
On her debut album deal with Columbia Records: "So far I’m doing some awesome club songs that are fun to dance to…” Glee co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy says, “She can and will be on the radio."
On playing a newly out-of-the-closet lesbian on Glee: “I get so many tweets a day from people thanking me and saying how the role has changed their lives, enabling them to come out.”
On her character’s impending graduation on Glee: "Personally, I want to stay on the show for as long as they’ll have me. I see it as my little home base."
On being compared to J.Lo: "I would love to be where she is one day." According to Muprhy, Rivera will one day reach Jennifer Lopez status. "I’m friends with Jennifer, and they’re both beautiful, fun, talented and ambitious," Murphy says.
On being raised a devout Christian and discussing her beliefs: "It’s hard and sort of sad that you do feel like you need to tread lightly when you say, "Yes, I do go to church and I read the Bible,’ because once you do that people will be like, ‘Why are her boobs out? Why is her midriff showing? Why is she playing a lesbian?’ I don’t want to deal with that stuff, and so I’ve never really discussed it. It’s very personal."
On preferring on-set high school to the real thing: “I always knew I liked being on sets more than anything in the world, especially high school…I was super flat chested and really skinny. I didn’t have any boyfriends and didn’t go to any high school dances.”
Also in the May 2012 issue:
- Deco Inspired Fashion Trends: Fashion Editor Verky Arcos picks the season’s best 1920s inspired apparel and accessories to complete your modern deco look.
- The Latina Beauty Survey: More than 400 Latinas weigh in on what they love, hate and cannot live without in beauty.
- Juanes Exclusive: The Colombian star opens up to Latina about overcoming career disappointment, creating music again and the importance of being a family man.
- Remembering Selena: Seventeen years after her death, Selena’s husband, Chris Perez, reveals the details of their short relationship in his new memoir To Selena, With Love.
- The Immigrant Paradox: Recent research suggests that immigrant Latino kids earn better grades, use drugs less and have less delinquency than second- and third- generation Latino children.
Articles from the upcoming May 2012 issue are available upon request.
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