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Lea Michele Discusses the “Funny Girl” Casting Scandal and the Internet Rumor Mill!

Lea Michele, having lived through a high-profile episode of hostility in her “robotic condition,” is preparing for her contentious Broadway homecoming.

Samantha Ware, a former co-star of Michele’s on “Glee,” took to Twitter to accuse Michele of making her life a “living hell” on set.

Michele’s previous coworkers from a wide range of shows have spoken out in support of Ware’s claims, creating a pattern of her apparent behavior on set in the midst of the dispute.

From bullying and discrimination claims brought against her in 2020 to conjecture about what really happened during her casting as Fanny Brice in the famous musical starring Barbra Streisand, she still hasn’t quite been able to escape the issues associated with her reputation.

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It was when Michele tweeted about George Floyd using the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag that Ware came out with her allegations.

Remember how you made my first TV gig a horrible hell?” Ware asked. And that is why I will never forget it. It’s my understanding that you’ve been telling everyone you’d s in my wig if you could. among other traumatizing microaggressions that caused me to doubt a future in Hollywood.

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Lea Michele stated that she did some introspection after hearing the charges made by Ware and other coworkers and that she realized the value of taking on a leadership role. She explained to the newspaper, “It means going and doing a good job while the camera’s rolling, and also when it’s not.” I didn’t always place a premium on that, however.

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Lea Michele Discusses Bullying Claims Made Against Her in “Funny Girl”

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Michele stated that she did some introspection after hearing the charges made by Ware and other coworkers and that she realized the value of taking on a leadership role.

Musical director Michael Mayer stated that Michele had really been “at the top of the list” for the character of Funny Girl’s Fanny Brice when he originally began casting the Broadway revival, but several were upset with the casting, including Ware, who once again seemed to speak out.

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Unfortunately, she had just given birth to her son Ever, and she wasn’t quite ready to go back on stage just yet.

He went with Feldstein instead, a choice he said he hasn’t wavered from despite mixed evaluations of the pianist’s performance.

Michele disclosed that she had informed Mayer that she would be “honored” to take over the role of the lead singer if Mayer’s current tenure were to terminate.

In the end, it happened in June, and the former Scream Queens star could finally step into the part she’s always wanted.


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