The cast of 'Glee' are slowly coming to terms with Cory Monteith's death.

Naya Rivera, who plays Santana Lopez on the hit Fox series, says she and her co-stars are learning how to cope with the sudden death of the 31-year-old actor, who died due to a drug overdose in July, by throwing themselves into their work.

The 26-year-old actress told the October issue of Latina magazine: ''We're definitely taking it day by day. Everybody's really just leaning on each other and trying to do good work.''

The brunette beauty and her co-stars, including Cory's girlfriend Lea Michele, recently filmed a tribute episode to the late actor, who played Finn Hudson in the show, which is due to air on October 10.

But Naya, who is dating rapper Big Sean, revealed there will also be some happy story-lines in the show's upcoming fifth season as Demi Lovato will guest star as her new love interest and she is very proud of their scenes together.

She said: ''There are very few ethnic LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), characters on television, so I am honoured to represent them. I love supporting this cause, but it's a big responsibility, and sometimes it's a lot of pressure on me.''