Apparently, There Were More Glee Cast Member Feuds Than You Realized
Tensions were high before Glee came to an end in March 2015, with rumors running rampant about feuds among the cast, particularly between Lea Michele & Naya Rivera. After the series’ end, Naya spilled the tea in both interviews and even a tell-all memoir, titled Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing, confirming that a fair amount of the gossip was true.
BUT, did you know that the beef between the divas was far from the only beef on the set of the Fox dramedy? That’s what showrunner Ryan Murphy claims, so it has to be true.
In an interview with E! News, the creator of the series was asked about whether or not Glee‘s leading ladies would be a part of his upcoming anthology series, Feuds. His response: “I feel like in the case of that show [Glee], that show was just a s*itstorm of difficulty, largely because, what do you do when you’re 18 years old or 19 years old and you wake up one day and you’re world famous? I think a lot of that was informed by their youth and being involved in a phenomenon.”
“And I know for a fact that they [Lea and Naya] admired each other’s work,” he continued. “’cause I directed them both in scenes. I don’t think I would take on Lea and Naya. I think for a feud to work on this show, it has to have decades of pain behind it. But if they’re still feuding at 40, I might consider it. I’ll call them up in a couple years.”
Wait, here comes the kicker: “There were many boys on our show that didn’t get along. And you never hear about that. You never hear about that in our culture.”
“Many boys” — who are we talking about here? Chris Colfer & Darren Criss? Mark Salling & Cory Monteith? We want DETAILS.
7 times drama between Glee cast members happened off screen:
When Naya Rivera (allegedly) tried to get Lea Michele fired
The feud between Naya and Lea is probably the biggest case of Glee drama IRL. In early 2014, things reportedly got heated between the two actresses who did not get along for quite some time. "We're told tensions finally got so bad Naya 'had the stones' to go to producers and let them know –- on behalf of everyone –- that Lea was pissing off people," TMZ said.
Some publications claimed that Naya's blowup caused her to be written out of the show's series finale because the former Broadway star couldn't handle her anymore, but that didn't end up happening.
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