UPDATE: On May 11, Amber tweeted, "My tweet apparently has been misconstrued. I was not confirming I was leaving the show. Just stating that I would miss being in the classroom everyday with the cast and that would be changing. Thanks for the support guys :)"
To make a long story short: We still don’t know very much about who gets to come back for Glee Season 4.
So far, only Lea Michele (Rachel), Cory Monteith (Finn) and Chris Colfer (Kurt) are confirmed as returning, but there’s no guarantee how many episodes they’ll actually be in. (That said, the future for these three doesn’t look too dire. Lea recently told The Hollywood Reporter that the formula for next season is“everything you want to see.”)
So while Glee seems to have made a home for these three graduating seniors, the future of the rest of the high school grads seems much more up in the air.
Just last week, a comment from Jane Lynch (Sue) set the internet abuzz with rumors that Dianna Agron (Quinn) might be off the show for good. Now, a new tweet from Amber Riley (Mercedes) is sparking new gossip about the very same thing.
On the afternoon of May 9, Amber tweeted, “That's a wrap on Amber Riley! Just closed a chapter in my life, the only thing I've known day in and day out for three years. I'm going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday!”
Wait a second. She just closed a chapter in her life!? Does this mean she’s saying goodbye for good?
Amber continued, “I have so many brothers and sisters now :) But I am looking forward to a much needed and deserved summer vacation! SCHOOL'S OUT Glee Kids! Let's play!”
If you ask us, it really could go either way. Amber could be tweeting about her last day on set EVER, or she may just be expressing her sadness about the end of Season 3.
Fans must have been freaking out on Twitter, because Amber quickly tweeted an update, saying, “Stay tuned to see what's next for Mercedes ;)”
So what is next for Mercedes? Could she be moving to California after graduation to pursue her Hollywood dream — never to be heard from on Glee again? Or might she, too, be popping back up on the show from time to time?
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