It may pale in comparison to the drama surrounding Glee these days in the wake of Cory Monteith's death, but Jayma Mays has confirmed in a new interview:
She will exit the series at the conclusion of Glee Season 5.
"This is going to be my last season," the actress told Access Hollywood on the red carpet of this weekend's Smurfs 2 premiere in Hollywood.
Mays' Emma Pillsbury got married on the May finale, but the star said she isn't sure just how she'll be written out or how the series will handle Emma's relationship with Will.
Mark Salling, Heather Morris, Amber Riley and Harry Shum Jr. have all been demoted as Glee regulars, while Adam Lambert will play an unknown role on the musical comedy this fall.
Mays did acknowledge that she would "love" to return as a guest star someday, but Ryan Murphy have far weightier issues on their minds right now:
They are writing the tribute episode for Monteith and to his character of Finn, who will be killed off in some way off screen on Season 5.