Quando Lea Michele si è unita al cast di “Funny Girl” a Broadway, la notizia ha generato un dramma fuori campo degno del suo musical di Broadway (o di un episodio di “Glee”).
Michele ha sostituito l’attore popolare Beanie Feldstein e, su Twitter, la mossa è stata accolta con un misto di entusiasmo da parte dei fan della star di “Glee” e simpatia dai sostenitori di Feldstein. “Il diavolo lavora sodo, ma Lea Michele lavora di più. È nata per interpretare Fanny Brice. È il suo destino”, si legge in una twittare. Ma un’altra persona ha suggerito che il casting di Michele potrebbe avere ripercussioni negative per tutti coloro che sono coinvolti nella produzione. “Pregando per quei compagni di cast e ballerini di sottofondo. Caro Dio, prega!” il tifoso interessato twittato.
Kevin McHale's praise for Lea Michele
After Samantha Ware called Lea Michele out, a few other "Glee" stars agreed that her workplace behavior was lacking. "Was she unpleasant to worth with? Very much so," tweeted Heather Morris. But at the time, Kevin McHale's only contribution to the discourse was to shoot down speculation that Chord Overstreet was a Donald Trump supporter as rumors about the "Glee" cast spiraled out of control on Twitter (via Us Weekly).
As far as supporting Michele's blossoming Broadway career is concerned, when E! News caught up with McHale, he revealed that he doesn't plan on checking out her performance in "Funny Girl." Said the actor, "I haven't talked to her in a while, to be honest." But he doesn't have to see Michele in action to know that he would agree with those rave reviews she has been getting. "She's obviously extremely, extremely talented," he stated. "I'm sure she's f***ing phenomenal in it. Are you kidding me? She could do the role in her sleep."
McHale isn't the only "Glee" star who thinks Michele deserves the Broadway gig. While it wasn't a great look that Jane Lynch deprived "Glee" fans of a reunion between Rachel Berry and Sue Sylvester by vacating her own "Funny Girl" role before Michele joined the cast, Lynch insisted that Michele had nothing to do with her exit. "I adore her," Lynch told Deadline. "She's just going to take this show and make it her own."