For lesbian fans of Fox hit series Glee, there is no storyline more important than the burgeoning lesbian Santana Lopez’ (Naya Rivera) and her true love for best friend Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris).
The two breakout Glee actresses spoke to reporters about the future of Brittana, exploring Santana’s Lima Heights Adjacent roots in season 3, their dream song choices, why Rivera says she’s dying to scrap in real life like her bold character Santana, and more.
Here are some of the juiciest secrets of Brittana and the future of Brittany’s meta web series Fondue For Two, straight from the lovely lips of Lopez and Morris themselves:
Your characters both really blossomed in season two. Did you have any idea of what was in store?
Heather: “Every episode was a big surprise for us.”
Naya, you had a big storyline with Santana’s sexuality. How did people respond to that?
Naya: “Very well. It’s just been overwhelming because it’s something that’s so real to so many fans and just getting fan letters and meeting people – to be thanked for portraying something and doing something that you love every day is a really crazy feeling. It’s cool and I feel a responsibility now to do a good job.”
Are you hoping Santana’s sexuality is explored more in the third season?
Naya: “I know that it will be. I know that [executive producer] Ryan [Murphy] said that no matter what they’re going to stay true to her sexual orientation now and take it seriously. And he said that she will deal with it the way that Kurt dealt with his. So we’ll see. But hopefully not too many more tears for her!”
Have you had a big reaction from girls going through the same thing as Santana?
Naya: “Yeah, tons. Tons. Every night on tour when I looked out I actually saw girls wearing ‘Likes Girls’ shirts or ‘Lebanese’ shirts. It’s like, ‘Wow, you’re actually doing that’. I feel like we gave them an excuse to be who they are and be proud of that.”
A lot of fans loved the Santana and Brittany storyline too – are you hoping for more of that?
Heather: “Yeah, sure. We enjoy it when we work together. When you’re getting the material you’re not thinking in the circumstances, ‘What’s this going to change?’ You’re just thinking in the moment and then later on you get the response. So it’s like, ‘Of course we’re going to want to work with each other, because we have a good time’. But later on, that’s when you hear about it, like how much people loved it, and you’re like, ‘Oh, okay!’”