Glee star Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) has certainly had an up-and-down year. She has experienced some amazing career highs, with a new album, book, and movie all coming out, but she has also dealt with rumors of tension on the show's set, along with the passing of Cory Monteith (Finn). So how did Lea feel about Glee Season 5?

Lea tells E! News that she truly enjoyed filming Glee this season. "It was a really wonderful season," Lea reveals. "You know, things were really difficult at the beginning of the year, but I'm so thankful for my cast and my amazing crew."

Rumors have been flying over the past few weeks that there was on-set tension between Lea and Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez). Naya has been rumored to have been fired from the show, although Naya's rep denies this. So it's interesting that Lea doesn't allude to any of the alleged drama. 

There's no question that this is an exciting month for Lea. Her new movie, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, hits theaters this Friday, and her book, Brunette Ambition, is in stores later this month. Go, Lea!

Do you think things really are bad between Lea and Naya? And are you surprised that Lea didn't address the rumors? 

Source: E! News