Once bitten, twice as shy.
Lea Michele says she’s shed her “Diva” reputation, but that doesn’t matter to one of her former co-stars.
Chris Colfer starred alongside Michele in “Glee” back in her very ‘Regina George’ days.
Lea Michele’s Will Never Shake Her “Diva” Reputation
During an appearance on Michelle Collins’ SiriusXM podcast, “The Michelle Collins Show,” the actor threw some major shade toward the Broadway star.
Collins extended an invitation to Colfer to see Michele in “Funny Girl” with her on Tuesday, October 11.
His response… “My day suddenly got so full.”
Insert MAJOR SARCASM!
Chris Colfer Turned Down “Funny Girl” Tix… ‘Can Be Triggered At Home’
He quickly changed the subject saying, “I saw Six last night, and that was amazing.”
Collins followed up by asking if Colfer would consider seeing Michele on a different night.
“No, I can be triggered at home,” he quipped.
Michele took over the lead role of Fanny Brice after Beanie Feldstein’s exit in “Funny Girl” on Broadway.
Colfer isn’t the only co-star to publicly shade Michele.
In 2020 she was called out on social media by Samantha Ware for her horrible behavior during the “Glee” days.
Colfer Isn’t The First “Glee” Star To Call Out Lea Michele
Ware put Michele on blast after she tweeted in support of Black Lives Matter and the murder of George Floyd.
Samantha responded to Lea’s tweet, writing, “LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISION GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE I’LL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD.”
The same time Ware came out, guns blazing against the actress, she and her husband, Zandy Reich, were expecting their first child together.
Their son Ever is now two-years-old.
A friend of Michele’s revealed to The Post, “She’s had a real wake-up call. It’s never easy to hear people speak about you this way. It’s a total shock.”
The Broadway star stopped by “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Wednesday, September 21st.
She opened up about who helped her change her behavior and what caused her to not see how rude she was being to co-stars.
“I just couldn’t see things clearly,” she admitted. “It was all about my career, you know, I had been so career-focused my entire life. I think to a fault. I think that I had just this sense of drive that created a lot of blind spots for me in my life.”
Michele’s blind spots cleared when she met her husband.
Lea Attributes Shift In Behavior To Her Husband
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“Then when I met my husband, it was a real sense of grounding for me, and then having our son and experiencing the challenges that we did throughout the pregnancy was something that, unfortunately, created a stronger bond in us that I would never wish upon anybody, but it did,” the actress admitted.
She attributes her marriage to Zandy for helping “transform” her life and appreciate the “great opportunity” she had been given with “Funny Girl.”
“As a performer — as a person — I just feel like what I do now with this is on me and how I handle this. I’m really ready to take all of this on and do a great show every night but also have fun with my cast, come home and celebrate with my family, which is something I never did before,” Lea explained to Barrymore. “I’m really enjoying being able to open my eyes to everything that’s going on around me because it’s all good and if it’s not fun, then why do we do it?”