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Here's Why Chris Colfer Won't Be Seeing Lea Michele in Funny Girl

Here's Why Chris Colfer Won't Be Seeing Lea Michele in Funny Girl

Chris Colfer, Lea Michele

The Glee actor threw some shade at his former co-star, to mixed response.


Lea Michele’s former co-stars and pals from various projects have been coming out to support her as she tackles the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl on Broadway at last, but Chris Colfer won’t be one of them.

The Glee actor brought the topic up on The Michelle Collins Show, after its host asked him if he would be interested in joining her in her plans for the evening.

“Oh no, are you seeing Funny Girl?” Colfer immediately asked.

“I am,” she replied.

“Oh,” he said. “My day suddenly got so full.”

After further prompting from Collins as to whether he would ever be checking out the show, Colfer said, “No, I can be triggered at home.”

Colfer isn’t the only former Glee star who has been asked about seeing Michele in the production. Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz both tried to stay diplomatic about the topic while making it obvious they weren’t interested in supporting Michele, who has previously faced accusations of making set life difficult for various co-stars, particularly Black actors on the show.

Meanwhile, Darren Criss, Becca Tobin, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, and Michele’s Scream Queens co-star Jamie Lee Curtis have all been photographed attending performances of Funny Girl on Broadway and visiting with Michele afterwards.

Colfer’s shady comments have received mixed reactions on social media.

Michele’s casting in Funny Girl may be dripping in controversy at every step, but the reviews rolling in this month have been overwhelmingly positive, and she’s undoubtedly basking in every single one BFF Jonathan Groff reads to her.

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