“Having gay characters makes a difference, especially when you are a teenager and you need people to look up to,” Rivera said her of “Glee” character Santana Lopez. “Your world feels so small. The tiniest thing can make you think, ‘I’m gonna die!’ I’m glad ‘Glee’ is around for people dealing with something that big in such a small world. It’s important.”
“I knew songs like ‘Ass’ because it was huge, but I never knew what he looked like. If I ran into him, I wouldn’t have known who he was,” she said. “I was with my brother at his senior game in Tennessee and we were in his car going to get dinner. He played ‘Mula’ from Sean’s mixtape and I was like, ‘What is this song? Who is this?’ And he was like, ‘This is Big Sean.’ I said, ‘This is awesome, where do I get this?’”
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