Lea Michele Addresses The Backlash From Former Glee Co-stars

Lea Michele dishes on the ‘healing and eye-opening’ conversations with her former co-stars.

Before her role in the broadway musical, ‘Funny Girl’, Lea Michele starred in the hit tv show, Glee.

Glee first aired in 2009. It was an American musical comedydrama television series. It follows an optimistic high school teacher as he attempts to transform the school‘s glee club and inspire a group of performers to make it to the top of the show choir competitions. Along the way, the club members deal with issues of relationships, sexuality, social acceptance, and even death. The show‘s musical numbers feature popular songs from a wide range of genres.


Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, was your typical perfectionist. She was a very talented singer and actress who dreamt of becoming a Broadway star. She was often seen constantly pushing herself and those around her to excel.

The show ran for a good 6 seasons and came to an end in 2015.

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Since the last episode of the show, a lot of controversial rumours and accusations have come out about the star. Most being about her behaviour on set and her behaviour towards her co-stars.

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Michele joined Jeremy O. Harris for an interview with ‘Interview Magazine’.

The Interview started off with speaking about her role in ‘Funny Girl’ and what an incredible experience it has been for Michele.

O. Harris then dropped the bomb on the 2020 rumours, Speaking of some of the things that you processed with him—people would be looking at this interview with a lot of side-eye if I didn’t ask you about the things that came up in 2020 vis-a-vis your [Glee] castmates and some of the past relationships you had with people on set.”

Michele responds, “I think these past two years have been so important for everybody to just sit back and reflect. I did a lot of personal reach-outs. But the most important thing was for everybody to just take a step back. More than anything, I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to apply the things that I’ve learned over the past ten-plus years in a positive way. What I told myself stepping into Funny Girl was, “If I can’t take my role as a leader offstage as important as my role as a leader onstage, then I shouldn’t do this show.” Because that was always a struggle for me. So to have this opportunity now at 36 years old as a wife and a mother— to step into this job that comes with so much pressure and a huge amount of responsibility—was a very, very big achievement for me.”

Although it wasn’t the response that fans expected or wanted, it seems Lea Michele is taking the past as a learning lesson and starting to separate her onstage character and her real personal character.

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Published By: HOLR Magazine