In an emotional Instagram video, Morris informed followers “that grief appears to be like completely different on all people” and inspired those that supported her and Rivera’s characters “to be light and type to your self.”
In an emotional tribute, Heather Morris on Sunday honored the connection between her and former co-star Naya Rivera’s characters on Glee, noting its impression on LGBTQ followers who could also be grieving following Rivera’s loss of life.
“I wish to thank all of the followers to your love and help and need you to know that we’re all right here with you, that grief appears to be like completely different on all people,” Morris stated in a nearly-three-and-a-half-minute video posted to her Instagram account. “And I would like you to be light and type to your self.”
The dancer and actress acknowledged that she was feeling emotionally “heavy” and “aching” to attach with followers.
“I do know numerous you’re feeling very misplaced and really far-off from what occurred — possibly just a little bit confused,” Morris stated. “And that is fully regular. However I felt like I owed it to you guys as a result of I feel the followers have been such a big impact on our storyline.”
Morris acknowledged that she did not want to elucidate the importance of Santana and Brittany’s relationship for many who noticed the onscreen pairing as a private gateway and inspiration.
“We each knew how particular that was; I feel she knew just a little bit greater than I did,” Morris stated. “I actually felt it so much later with all of the messages and all of the individuals reaching out, and I knew the writers additionally knew that as effectively.”
Visibly emotional, Morris went on to recount how followers championing the onscreen couple helped give each her and her former co-star’s characters an opportunity to discover their relationship within the present and turn out to be a part of TV’s LGBTQ legacy.
“I wish to thanks all for being such advocates, and so supportive of seeing Santana and Brittany’s relationship. As a result of with out you guys, it by no means would have existed,” she stated. “You guys helped create one thing for the writers and for Naya and I that made an impression that may final for a lifetime. And past that.”
Take a look at Morris’ full Instagram video under.