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There are casts of TV shows that feel like one big happy family and other shows where it is clear people are simply at work and don’t mesh as well on a personal level. A new comment from former Glee cast member Samantha Ware seems to indicate things were not always copacetic on the set of the former Fox series and Ware seems to be blaming series lead Lea Michele for bringing the drama on and off of set.
Lea Michele was one of the many celebrities who commented on what happened to George Floyd over the weekend. In response on Twitter, Samantha Ware accused Lea Michele of “microagressions” on the set, including allegedly commenting about her wig. Ware reported:
LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘SHIT IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD...
At the time of this writing, Lea Michele has not commented on the accusations, though she has retweeted comments from both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama asking people to vote in the upcoming election, so she has been active on social media.
Lea Michele and Samantha Ware did appear on Glee together back in 2015. It was Ware’s breakthrough role on the small screen and according to her comments, it sounds as if her experience was not a particularly positive one. Since then, she’s kept busy on the small screen, as Ware has taken guest stints in Chicago Med, Barry, Bull and had a larger role on the series What/If playing Angela Archer.
The last few seasons of Glee were weird ones as the original cast was split out quite a bit. Blaine and Rachel’s storylines were particularly different as both went on to become coaches. During the show’s final season, Samantha Ware played Jane Hayward, a young woman who became the first lady student at Dalton Academy.
Michele has previously told Chelsea Handler she would be interested in a Glee reboot, noting she “loved the cast” at the time.
It was just on the air, so everybody, like, cool it, but with that being said, I would do it tomorrow. I loved playing Rachel Berry, I loved that cast, and it was so special, you know, what we did with bringing music into people’s homes and these characters that were so relatable. I loved it. I would do it in a heartbeat.
The year 2015 was Glee’s final year airing on Fox before Lea Michele went on to nab roles in Scream Queens and The Mayor. The former was another TV series on Fox created by Ryan Murphy. Two seasons have aired so far, and recently Murphy confirmed he will be working on a third season despite the series previously ending with no plans to move forward.
UPDATE: HelloFresh US announced via Twitter that the company is ending the partnership with Lea Michele, "effective immediately."