Naya and Demi’s ‘kissing rehearsals’

Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera has joked she did extra rehearsals “making out” with Demi Lovato for Glee.

The 26-year-old actress plays Santana in the popular TV show, with Demi joining the cast for the new season. Naya quips that they wanted their onscreen same-sex romance to look authentic when it came to filming – so they practised kissing a lot beforehand.

“I made out with her like in my trailer before we shot the scene. So then I just like warmed her up. You know what I’m saying,” she laughed to Access Hollywood. “She’s awesome and we’re having a blast and we’re so happy to have her.”

Demi’s cameo role sees her play Dani, who has a crush on feisty lesbian Santana.

In real life, Naya is dating hip hop star Big Sean and the brunette went on to reveal she is in love.

The actress also claims that her beau was sorry to miss out on seeing her shoot her kissing scenes with Demi.

“He was like, ‘Oh man, I’m out of town, I’m jealous!’” she recalled with a grin. “We’ve been together for a minute now. It’s going really well.”

When asked if she can see herself settling down with Big Sean and having a family, Naya made no secret of her feelings.

“Absolutely!” she beamed.

Naya is currently promoting her new single Sorry.

The fifth season of Glee is scheduled to air later this month.

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