Actress Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the hit FOX series Glee, will reportedly be leaving the show after the next season.
Glee stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith are all scheduled to “graduate” at the end of this next season of the show.
“We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea,” Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy says. “They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.”
Murphy says the characters must leave for the integrity of the show.
“You can keep them on the show for six years and people will criticize you for not being realistic,” he says, “or you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year.”