US singer songwriter Demi Lovato is to join the cast of hit television series Glee as the lesbian love interest of character Santana.
The former X Factor US contestant, Lovato, will star as the lesbian lover of character Santana Lopez, played by Naya Rivera, who is excited at the prospect.
She said: “I mean, she’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that,” the 26-year-old, told MTV News.
“We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her.
“We’re bringing her to the dark side. Well, she comes in in a Beatles episode, so [we're singing] a Beatles song. I’m excited.”
Rivera and Lovato began filming their episodes this week for Glee’s upcoming fifth season. Both stars tweeted their excitement.
“Wayyyyy too excited to be starting @GLEE this week!!!!!!! Asjfkdjshdk” Lovato tweeted on Monday.
“I can’t believe I’m going back to acting but the best part about it is that I get to act/sing with some of my really great friends..”
Rivera tweeted to say: “Wrapped a long day at Glee. Had the best time filming with @ddlovato see ya tomorrow!”