Getting actual. Lea Michele’s habits on the Glee set has been each praised and slammed by her costars through the years.
The actress starred as Rachel Berry on the fan-favorite FOX drama for six seasons from 2009 to 2015. While her character was famously the New Directions glee membership’s resident diva, it appeared that her onscreen character allegedly reared its ugly head when the cameras stopped rolling.
The Scream Queens alum assured followers throughout a 2012 interview with Marie Claire that rumors she was a diva “aren’t real.” But that hasn’t stopped a few of her previous colleagues from talking out about her alleged habits.
Michele confronted backlash for the way she acted on Glee in June 2020 after Samantha Marie Ware — who performed Jane Hayward throughout the present’s sixth season — accused the “Cannonball” singer of creating her time on the collection “a living hell.”
“I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU [sic] HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘S–T IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD,” Ware claimed in a Twitter publish on the time.
Michele, for her half, responded after different Glee alums weighed in on the drama.
“Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused,” she shared by way of Instagram. “We all can grow and change, and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings. … I listened to these criticisms, and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience.”
While Amber Riley and Heather Morris, amongst others, responded to accusations of Michele’s destructive on-set habits, others have gushed about their time working alongside the previous Broadway star.
Darren Criss, for one, accompanied Michele on the street for a joint tour in 2018.
“Lea and I have had a lot of fun the past few years,” Criss mentioned throughout an look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2018. “We’ve always played music together and every time we do, we’re like, ‘We should do this more and take this to more cities.’”
Scroll via the gallery under to see all the things the Glee cast has mentioned about working with Michele through the years: