Glee creator Ryan Murphy confirmed on Monday that Filipino singing sensation Charice will not appear in season 3 of the show. Charice had previously played Sunshine Corazon, a foreign exchange student.
According to Murphy the show will not be pushing guest stars anymore and the shows characters will be doing less singing, a staple of the show up until this point.
The announcement comes after The Glee Project began which searched for a new Glee character among 12 contenders.
Speaking with Celebuzz Charice said of her time on the show:
“It was a great experience. Especially when we did the season finale, because it was my birthday when we shot the finale episode. It was a great experience working with them – all the cast, the crew, everybody. I just miss them because they’re like family now.”
At the end of season 2 Charice was still uncertain about her upcoming role on the show, noting:
“It all depends on them (the show’s creator and producer). Of course, I would love to come back. Of course – it’s ‘Glee!’ Not only because it’s a big TV show, it’s also because of the relationship I had with everyone. I got really close with them, so I would love to be a part of it again.”
It will be interesting to see what direction the show moves in, but hopefully more character development and the same quirky mixture of songs from just about every genre conceivable will still be included in the mix.