Lindsay Pearce could have been the runner-up on the spinoff actuality sequence “The Glee Project,” however that present couldn’t put together her for the tense on-set dynamic of “Glee.”
Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of “The Glee Project” ending, Pearce has opened up about being “nervous” to seem in two episodes of the hit Fox sequence in 2011 — particularly alongside main girl Lea Michele.
Even although Pearce’s character, Harmony, was scripted to intimidate Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, the beginner mentioned the real-life roles had been reversed.
“I keep in mind when Lea got here in and I was like, ‘Don’t talk to her. Don’t even look in her course. Leave her alone,’” Pearce, 31, recalled in an interview with Insider. “Because she’s the star of the present.”
However, Pearce remembered having constructive interactions with each “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy, 56, and one other co-star, Chris Colfer, 32, who performed Kurt Hummel.
Murphy mentioned he preferred Pearce’s character’s purple beret, she remembered, whereas Colfer informed her he was “actually excited” they obtained to movie collectively.
“Chris was like, ‘Did you win?’ I was like, ‘I didn’t.’” Pearce informed the outlet. “He was actually candy.”
This isn’t the primary time fellow “Glee” solid members have spoken about Michele’s alleged on-set habits.
In 2020, Samantha Ware — who’s black — known as Michele out after she tweeted in regards to the Black Lives Matter motion and claimed that Michele made her “Glee” expertise a “dwelling hell.”
“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 ‘S–T IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD….” Ware tweeted in response
Ware later clarified that she was not labeling Michele a racist, however that she believes the Broadway star “suffers from a symptom of dwelling on this world in an trade that’s tailor-made to white folks.”
Heather Morris also weighed in on Michele’s antics. While she prevented discussing her co-star’s alleged points with race, Morris wrote: “With that mentioned, was she disagreeable to work with? Very a lot so; for Lea to deal with others with the disrespect that she did for so long as she did, I imagine she SHOULD be known as out.”
Matthew Morrison, nevertheless, did not comment on Michele, stating there have been “greater points which might be happening proper now.”
Now, Michele — who turned 36 on Monday — is solely focused on fulfilling her lifelong purpose of enjoying Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl” on Broadway following Beanie Feldstein’s early exit from the show. Michele’s desires will come true on Sept. 6 on the August Wilson Theatre.
While Michele is probably not widespread with some former “Glee” solid members, she nonetheless appears to have an adoring fanbase. Ticket prices for Michele’s debut show now vary from $320 all the way in which to an astounding $2,500 — plus a $500 charge — on SeatGeek.