The 27-year-old starred as Mercedes on the show’s first four seasons and just guest-starred on the show’s tribute episode for late star, Cory Monteith. You’d think someone would’ve given her a heads-up.
“I just found out about it, I didn’t know that Ryan [Murphy] plans on it being one more season of ‘Glee,'” she said while promoting “Dancing With the Stars” with partner Derek Hough on Thursday’s “The Arsenio Hall Show.”
“It’s been a couple years and ‘Glee’ has had a really good run. ‘Glee’ has been an amazing blessing in my life and to so many people,” she continued.
Riley also expressed her feelings on the show’s tribute episode for her castmate Cory Monteith, who was found dead of a drug overdose in July.
“I’m so proud of my castmates and I’m proud of Ryan, Ian [Brennan] and Brad [Falchuk] – they wrote that episode – and they put so much heart into it,” she said. “It was really for the fans. That was what the episode was for the fans to be able to say goodbye. And I consider all of us one big family and they got to say goodbye. It was a beautiful episode.”
Watch the interview above.