Lea Michele’s Glee castmate Kevin McHale shares his thoughts on her role as the Funny Girl on Broadway

In a new interview, Kevin McHale admitted he has no plans to see former Glee actress Lea Michele in her Funny Girl performance on Broadway.

Speaking to E! News, the 34-year-old actor admitted, “I have no plans [to see Funny Girl].’

He added that he had not spoken to Michele, 36, for a long time, who succeeded Beanie Feldstein, 29, on the production line earlier this month.

Statement: In a new interview, Kevin McHale admitted he has no plans to see former Glee actress Lea Michele in her Funny Girl performance on Broadway

Statement: In a new interview, Kevin McHale admitted he has no plans to see former Glee actress Lea Michele in her Funny Girl performance on Broadway

Speaking to E! News, the 34-year-old actor admitted,

Speaking to E! News, the 34-year-old actor admitted,

New statement: In a new interview, Kevin McHale admitted he has no plans to see former Glee star Lea Michele in her Funny Girl performance on Broadway

“I haven’t spoken to her in a while, to be honest,” he told the publication.

But he spoke fondly of the Glee cast as a whole, noting, “We all grew up together. We grew up doing this really crazy and unique thing.

He continued, “It wasn’t even just about doing a TV show together.

“It was a TV show that became oddly successful around the world for different groups of people who didn’t typically have something like this on network television.”

Show time! McHale added that he hadn't spoken to Michele, 36, for a long time, who succeeded Beanie Feldstein on the production line earlier this month

Show time! McHale added that he hadn't spoken to Michele, 36, for a long time, who succeeded Beanie Feldstein on the production line earlier this month

Show time! McHale added that he hadn’t spoken to Michele, 36, for a long time, who succeeded Beanie Feldstein on the production line earlier this month

Kevin also acknowledged Lea’s talent and star power elsewhere in the interview.

“She’s obviously extremely, extremely talented,” he gushed when he met the news outlet.

“I’m sure she’s bloody phenomenal at it. Are you kidding me? She could play the part in her sleep,” he said.

Michele began preparing for the role back in July, shortly after Beanie announced her imminent departure from the show.

Replacement: Michele confirmed she was cast as Beanie Feldstein's replacement in a post shared to social media in July

Replacement: Michele confirmed she was cast as Beanie Feldstein's replacement in a post shared to social media in July

Replacement: Michele confirmed she was cast as Beanie Feldstein’s replacement in a post shared to social media in July

Michele confirmed she was cast as a replacement with a post shared on social media – a Funny Girl marquee poster of her and Tovah Feldshuh, who reprises the role of Fanny’s mother Mrs Rose Brice from Jane Lynch.

Michele had previously been rumored to be initially in the running for the role after performing many of the show’s songs during her stint on the series Glee from 2009 to 2015.

“When the production decided to take the show in a different direction, I made the extremely difficult decision to step down sooner than expected,” Feldstein wrote in her exit announcement.

Funny Girl opened on Broadway on April 24 and is currently running indefinitely.

Thoughtful: Kevin spoke fondly of the Glee cast as a whole, noting,

Thoughtful: Kevin spoke fondly of the Glee cast as a whole, noting,

Thoughtful: Kevin spoke fondly of the Glee cast as a whole, noting, “We all grew up together. We grew up doing this really crazy and unique thing’; Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushowitz, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale and Lea Michele in 2009

However, a Gawker article claimed that the Booksmart actress was kicked out after a string of bad reviews.

Rumors then circulated that Beanie caught producers off guard when she told fans she was leaving earlier than planned.

Speaking to People, a joint statement from a representative for Feldstein and the Funny Girl producer said, “The producers of Funny Girl were not caught off guard by Beanie’s social post.

“The producers have decided to take the show in a different direction and end Beanie’s contract on September 25th, 6 months earlier than expected. A month after that decision, Beanie decided it would be best for her to leave on July 31st. The producers were aware of their decision and supported it.”

Phenomenon:

Phenomenon:

Lea in the role on the set of Glee in 2009

Lea in the role on the set of Glee in 2009

Phenomenon: “It was a TV show that became tremendously successful around the world for different groups of people who didn’t usually have something like this on TV,” McHale said

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk


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