Oh no Gleefans! McKinley High School and is about to lose one of its spunkiest members, Mercedes Jones. The character, portrayed by the wonderful Amber Riley, holds a special place in our hearts, being the soulful power house of New Directions! Although Rachel, Kurt, Finn, and Santana are returning next year, Riley confirmed via Twitter last night, May 9th, that Mercedes' role has now wrapped within the series, stating:
There's also been talk of Quinn, Dianna Agron's character leaving too, however no statement has been confirmed. I think it's sad to see Mercedes leave but we all know what Amber Riley is capable of. Hopefully, she'll focus her free time on an upcoming album! Remember, even Adele sang (no pun intended) Riley's praises and wished that Amber had a personal record to listen to!
Oh Mercedes, we're going to miss your divalicious self...WE will always love you!
Are you sad to see Amber Riley leave? What's your favorite Mercedes Jones moment or cover?
Aretha Franklin, Armin Van Buuren, Basically everything, Billie Holiday, Blood Brothers, Brand New, Bring Me the Horizon, Cat Power, Chiddy Bang, Daft Punk, Devil Wears Prada, Elliott Smith, Flux Pavillion, Frank Ocean, Interpol, Johnny Cash, Kid Cudi, MGMT, Marilyn Manson, Nas, Nero, Nina Simone, Nine Inch Nails, Notorious B.I.G., Punk, Queen, Ratatat, Rock, The Black Keys, The Smiths, The Stokes, The Used, alternative, bachata, hip hop, metal, opera, rap
Amores Perros, Brown Bunny, Buffalo 66, Casablanca, Cat on a Hot Tin Roo, City of God, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Garden State, Kids, Mal Educacion, Miss Congeniality, Notes on a Scandal, Party Monster, Revolutionary Road, Taxi Driver, The Little Mermaid, edward scissorhands, funny face, girl interrupted, gummo, virgin suicides
Favorite TV Shows:
Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Family Guy, Glee, House, How I Met Yo, Modern Family, Parenthood, The Simpsons, True Blood, Weeds
Anna Karenina, David Sedaris, Dear Diary, The Perks of Being a Wallflower