Lea Michele has a lot of unresolved issues with her former 'Glee' cast members and this resurfaced clip has brought back some laughable and petty memories.
There used to be a time when Glee was one of the biggest shows on television and had a huge fanbase. But after the conclusion of the musical comedy-drama post its 6th season, uncomfortable and shocking behind-the-scenes stories have surfaced on the internet. Let's just say, not all of the cast had a pleasant experience while working on the show.
Most of the ugly truths, rumors, and tragedies were associated with the cast of the show and one such story is related to the show's former stars, Chris Colfer and his costar Lea Michele. A video from the Golden Globes 2011 that resurfaced on the internet in February 2023 shows how Michele once tried to fake her support for Cofler. The actress's dramatic expressions sure make for an interesting watch.
Many of us might not have been aware of the beef between these two actors and it dates back to the time when Glee was at the height of its success. Several co-stars and crew members of the show came forward to narrate their experiences of working with Michele and it was less than pleasant, reported Buzzfeed.
Colfer himself did not hold back when it came to expressing his opinion about Michele during an appearance on The Michelle Collins Show. When asked whether he planned to go watch Michele in her Funny Girl Broadway show, Colfer had a rather shocking response. "My day suddenly just got so full," Chris immediately replied. When asked again, he affirmed, "No, I can be triggered at home."
The resurfaced clip from the 2011 Golden Globes—that seems to affirm some of what might have transpired in the past—amassed over 3 million views within a week. The TikTok video shared by @mahalahoop shows Colfer winning the Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series and Michele’s strange reaction to her co-star's acceptance speech.
The TikTok user who posted the video made an observation that Michele might have been "fake crying when she realized the camera cut to her." The video was captioned: "I was just trying to re-enjoy his win [for real]." Michele can be seen overwhelmed by emotions when Colfer climbed the stage to receive his award, but many netizens felt that she was being "fake."
As the camera cut to the actress, she had a hand on her chest. Seemingly after noticing the camera on her, she takes a series of dramatic breaths and puts a hand over her mouth. Michele also makes a gesture to wipe away her invisible tears.
Other TikTok users have agreed with @mahalahoop's claim that Michele was faking her response to her co-star winning the prestigious award just because the camera was pointed at her. "The shortness of breath for me," one person wrote in the comments. Another added: "That girl practices her acting skills every moment she gets." Others joked about Michele's "dramatic breathing," while one netizen even called the star "a method actor in the wild."
Michele has gone on to face several criticisms from the people she once worked with but the actress had some explanation from her side too. In a now-deleted tweet in 2020, Samantha Ware accused Michele of making her life "a living hell" with a series of "traumatic microaggressions." According to The New York Times, Ware's accusation caused Michele to address the issue as well.
"I have an edge to me. I work really hard. I leave no room for mistakes. That level of perfectionism, or that pressure of perfectionism, left me with a lot of blind spots," she reportedly said. Well, it seems Michele had not yet perfected her "dramatic breathing" in 2011 because netizens aren't convinced.