Chris Colfer does not want to see Lea Michele in Funny Girl
13 October 2022, 12:11
“Oh… my day suddenly just got so full.”
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If you've been keeping up with the post-Glee saga involving Lea Michele and her reported on-set behaviour, then you'll know that quite a few former members of the cast aren't exactly fond of the Rachel Berry actress.
Over the past few years, Lea has been called out by a number of other actors who appeared on the show, including Samantha Ware, who accused Lea of traumatic racial microaggressions, and Heather Morris, who said she was "unpleasant to work with". Amber Riley and Alex Newell have also both alluded to Lea's microaggressions while working with her, too.
While he hasn't spoken candidly about his relationship with Lea in detail, it seems like Chris Colfer is also not a fan.
Chris was a guest on The Michelle Collins Show on Sirius XM this past week, where he revealed that he will absolutely not (!) be popping over to Broadway to see Lea perform as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl.
Referring to Chris as "Chrissy", host Michelle asked him to guess to where she was going tonight and told him he should join her. Chris immediately knew what was coming next, and he responded: "Oh, no, are you seeing Funny Girl?"
When Michelle said yes, Chris then replied: "Oh… my day suddenly just got so full."
Michelle then burst into laughter at Chris' response before explaining that she had previously seen Beanie Feldstein perform in the musical before she was replaced by Lea, and felt like it was only right to see how Lea's performance held up.
Chris then promptly changed the subject in expert fashion and began talking about how he'd been to see Six on Broadway while he was in NYC instead. But, the conversation quickly came back to Lea, with Michelle saying: "You're killing me right now, by the way. So you’re not seeing it, is my guess, while you’re in town?"
Chris' reply? "No, I can be triggered at home." Oop!
Last month (Sept 2022), Lea responded to the bullying and racial microagression claims in an interview with The New York Times.
While she doesn't directly reference the claims, she said: "I really understand the importance and value now of being a leader. It means not only going and doing a good job when the camera’s rolling, but also when it’s not. And that wasn’t always the most important thing for me."
In an attempt to explain her behaviour, Lea said: "I have an edge to me. I work really hard. I leave no room for mistakes. That level of perfectionism, or that pressure of perfectionism, left me with a lot of blind spots."