Explosive Glee documentary confirmed as Chris Colfer says he feels ‘triggered’ by Lea Michele
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 13
Lea Michele might be garnering rave reviews in Funny Girl, but her Glee co-star Chris Colfer won’t be lining up to see her on Broadway (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty and Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

An explosive Glee documentary has been announced just after Chris Colfer took a not so thinly veiled dig at his former co-star Lea Michele.

The three-part series is set to include first-hand accounts from key cast and crew members who worked on the teen singing drama, which ran from 2009 to 2015.

Yet to be titled, the project will address controversies included the criminal convictions of Mark Saling for child pornography, and alleged bullying by Lea Michele towards her co-stars, as well as the tragic deaths of Corey Monteith and .

During the fifth season of the show back in 2013, Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, while Rivera died in an accidental drowning in 2020.

Salling also died by suicide in 2017 as he was awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of possessing over 50,000 images of child sex abuse.

There is no scheduled air date yet, but it will be produced by Discovery Plus and true-crime brand ID.

But a decade after Glee wrapped, the drama doesn’t seem to have died down.

Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Amber Riley in an episode of Glee. Michele and Colfer worked together on all six seasons (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Even today, there seems to be no love lost between some of the stars, with Chris Colfer shading Michele, whom he said he had no interest in seeing on Broadway.

The actor was being interviewed on The Michelle Collins Show on Tuesday and, when asked if he would be seeing Michele play Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Colfer didn’t mince his words.

‘No, I can be triggered at home,’ he said.

The actor was asked whether he would join her for a night out to watch the show in New York City while he was in town.

‘Oh no, are you seeing Funny Girl?,’ Colfer asked Collins as she laughed, to which he added, ‘Oh. My day suddenly just got so full’.

Colfer then added, ‘I saw Six last night, and that was amazing’.

‘So, you’re not seeing [Funny Girl] is my guess, while you’re in town?’ Collins then asked, to which Colfer uttered the line about being triggered.

His comments may seem harsh, but they come after several former Glee stars have accused Michele of creating a toxic work environment on the set of the teen musical series, which wrapped up in 2015.

Lea Michele takes her first curtain call in Funny Girl in September (Picture: Bruce Glikas/WireImage)

The came in 2020 from actress Samantha Marie Ware, who said that Michele made her ‘first television gig a living hell’.

She added that there were ‘other traumatic microaggressions’ that made her question a career in Hollywood.

Other Glee actors jumped onto social media soon after to throw their support behind Ware, with Amber Riley, who played Mercedes on all six seasons of the show, alluding to the drama by sharing gifs of herself appearing to take pleasure in the tea being spilled.

Heather Morris, who played Brittany, also called Michele , and said she believed her behaviour was right to be called out.

Soon after, Michele issued a lengthy statement on social media, where she apologised to those she had hurt, and said she would ‘be better in the future’.

However, the comments by Colfer appear to be the first time he has addressed his opinion on Michele and the bullying allegations.

After , Michele made her debut in Funny Girl last month, where she received .

Metro has contacted Michele’s representatives for comment.

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