Glee's Amber Riley Worries: Will I Be Cut Next?

Entertainment Jul. 22, 2011 AT 7:41PM
Glee's Amber Riley Worries: Will I Be Cut Next? Credit: Fox

Are Amber Riley's days on Glee numbered?

That's the question the 25-year-old actress is asking herself after Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy recently announced plans to cut cast members Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer at the end of the show's third season.

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"I may not be coming back for a fourth season," Riley tells E! News. "Who knows? Whatever happens this third season is what happens, and I think everybody's OK with it. I love my job to pieces, but when it's time to go, it's time to go and, hopefully, there are greater things on the horizon."

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Like her three costars, Riley first heard about Murphy's casting changes "like everybody else did -- on the Internet."

"But it's something that's not that surprising to us," she adds. "People think it's such a scandal when, really, it's not. I think it's smart to have new students come in, and I'm really excited."

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Riley, who plays powerhouse singer Mercedes Jones on the FOX hit, says she'll be forever grateful for what the show has given her. "I want to really be a role model," the actress says. "I've been kind of put in that place, so I'm choosing to take it and go with it."

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