Drama seems to follow the cast of Glee pretty much everywhere, but one cast member has largely managed to stay out of the fray during his five seasons on the show: Chris Colfer (Kurt).
In recent weeks there have been a bevy of stories about rumored on-set conflicts between Naya Rivera (Santana) and Lea Michele (Rachel), and for some time, many even believed that the fighting got Naya booted from the FOX dramedy. Naya’s rep, and later FOX, denied that the 27-year-old was fired and the gossip has died down a bit, but people are still curious to know what, if anything, went down between Naya and Lea.
People magazine caught up with Chris last Friday, May 9, and of course they inquired about the recent goings on on set. “It's really sad," he began. "I've seen some of my closest friends on Glee go through where these horrible things are written about them and none of it is true, but some reporter wants to get a hit, they say so-and-so is a raging bitch.”
It sounds like Chris could be referring to Lea in that quote, but we can’t be absolutely sure. When asked more specifically about the recent drama surrounding Naya, the 23-year-old took the high road and said that’s a matter he’d “rather not” discuss.
Chris’s penchant for not talking about Glee shenanigans is at least partly why the drama seems to stay away from him. “I just mind my own business, really," he reasons. "I don't want to say life is too short for drama, but I think I'm just too old for drama. I'd rather go home and be with my cat and my dog than start a war with someone.”
Even though the rumors are an unfortunate side effect of being on a highly-publicized show, Chris is savvy enough to know that they likely won’t end anytime soon. “It's really unfortunate. There's almost no point in ever clearing anything because people are just going to write what they want,” he explains, noting that people have even written about him dying to get viewers to click on their stories. OK people, that’s officially going too far.
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Glee Season 5 airs Tuesday nights on FOX at 8 p.m. ET.