Erinn Westbrook couldn't have anticipated that her casting on Glee would occur during the show's toughest season.
The stunning star, who plays the new Cheerio in town on the Fox hit's upcoming fifth season, joined a cast that is still grieving over the death of former costar Cory Monteith, and Westbrook opened up to E! News about the upcoming tribute edisode dedicated to the late actor.
While Westbrook never had the chance to act alongside the star who played Finn Hudson, she can't help but marvel at the strength of her costars as they honor Monteith, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose July 13 in a Vancouver hotel at the age of 31.
"There's a sense of camaraderie," the actress said of the Glee cast last night at People Style Watch's Hollywood Denim Party presented by Gilt.com at the Palihouse in West Hollywood, noting that the atmosphere has been "very optimistic" on set.