Those who watched the somber episode of “Glee” in tribute to late cast member Cory Monteith last night may have noticed another character missing from its high school hallways: the cheerleader Quinn Fabray played by Dianna Agron.
Dianna was noticeably absent in an episode that saw the return and reunion of the show's original cast, and according to Radar Online’s sources, it was due to the poor relationship she left behind when exiting as a series regular.
“It’s shocking [that she wasn’t in the episode] because even though she’s not contracted for this season, many other actors returned to pay tribute to Cory,” a source told the site, “even ones with less of a story connection to Finn [Cory’s character] than Dianna had.”
The source went on to claim that specifically Lea Michele and show creator Ryan Murphy “intensely dislike Dianna and have both worked to marginalize her as much as possible. They never saw her as a team player,” the source added. “They simply did not want her sharing the glory of this very special episode.”
Dianna in her defense said she was just “surprised” to not get asked to appear.
Ryan also addressed the issue prior to its airing with another reason, saying that any of the former cast could’ve been involved had they contacted him and asked him.
If this is true, it seems even when you leave high school, some high school-level drama can still follow you, no matter where you go.