Heart Attack singer to star in the show

Demi Lovato is making a return to acting by joining the cast of Glee.

The songstress will star as Santana Lopez‘s lesbian lover in the hit musical series and Naya Rivera, who plays Santana, can’t wait.

I mean, she’s playing my love interest, so I’m very, very excited about that,’ Naya, 26, tells MTV News.

We get to sing a song together. It’s gonna be good. I’m excited to work with her.

We’re bringing her to the dark side. Well, she comes in in a Beatles episode, so [we’re singing] a Beatles song. I’m excited.’

The girls started filming their episodes together for the upcoming fifth season of Glee this week and Naya told her Twitter fans how much fun she was having.

Wrapped a long day at Glee. Had the best time filming with @ddlovato see ya tomorrow!‘ the actress Tweeted.

Demi, who’s been busy focusing on her music career and her role on US X Factor for the past couple of years, is thrilled to be returning to acting.

Wayyyyy too excited to be starting @GLEE this week!!!!!!! Asjfkdjshdk ‘ the Heart Attack singer, 21, Tweeted on Monday.

I can’t believe I’m going back to acting but the best part about it is that I get to act/sing with some of my really great friends..

The Glee Season 5 premiere will air on FOX on 26 September.

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Anna Francis