Q&A: Naya Rivera Talks About Santana and Brittany’s “Shipper”Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Naya Rivera plays awesome mean girl Santana on Glee, and—as a lifelong and infamous meanie myself—I find her presence to be one of the most compelling on the show. But like most meanies, Santana has outward-focused rage that seems to be driven by fermenting internal damage. Last week, we got a clue to the toxic catalyst: she’s secretly in love with her best friend. And that best friend is a girl. In the interest of exploring Santana’s new status as Sapphic icon, I gave Naya a call to discuss this role, and to play a few good-natured rounds of Lesbian Multiple Choice.