Samantha Marie Ware has shared details about the alleged behavior shown by Lea Michele on the Glee set.
The 28-year-old actress had previously tweeted to say that Lea Michele had made her time on the show “a living hell” and has claimed that Lea threatened to “s *** in my wig” during an outburst.
A number of 33-year-old Lea’s Glee co-stars have talked about her behavior and there have not been many praises.
Samantha has decided to share her experience of working with Lea after she tweeted her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Samantha spoke with Variety on Thursday: “I knew from day one when I was trying to introduce myself.
“There was nothing gradual about it. As soon as she decided she didn̵
Samantha continued: “It was after I made my first performance, that’s when it started – the silent reading, the stares, the look, the comments during her breath, the strange passive-aggressiveness. It all built up.”
The Broadway star revealed that Leah had threatened her job in front of their costs and crew.
She said: “When shooting a scene, sometimes the camera is on you and sometimes it is not, but you still have to be in the scene.
“The camera wasn’t on us, so it’s not like we had to give a full gas performance, but apparently I liked when the camera wasn’t on me, and she took it as if I didn’t respect her.
“She waited until the scene was over and she stopped in the middle of the stage and made a ‘come here’ gesture, like how a mother does to their children.”
Samantha said she refused to go to the center of the stage and Lea said, “You have to come here right now.”
The actress claimed: “I said ‘no’, and that was when she decided to threaten my job and said she would call Ryan Murphy in to come and shoot me.
“It’s scary. Throughout the week, I thought I’d probably get an email and I might not be able to do the last three episodes, or maybe I couldn’t sing another song.”
Samantha continued: “She told me to shut my mouth. She said I don’t deserve to have that job.
“She talked about how she has ruled. And here’s the thing: I completely understood it and I was ready to be like,” This is your show. I’m not here to be disrespectful. “
“But by that time we were already beyond respect and she was just abusing her power.”
A source told Us Weekly that the relationship was often strained between Lea and Samantha, but insisted it “had nothing to do with the color of Samantha’s skin.”
The source added: “When Lea is at work, she is extremely focused and serious and felt that Samanta’s actions prevented her from doing her job in the best way.”
Samantha also claimed that Lea’s behavior often went unchecked on set and that this helped “multiply the abuse.”
She continued: “I remember the first day I actually spoke and unfortunately no one did anything. They just shrugged it off, like” It’s her. “
“Nobody stopped these things, which is an issue because the environment helped defend this abuse.”
Samantha added that she didn’t think Lea should tweet about Black Lives Matter.
She said: “When you tweet ‘Black Lives Matter’ it would mean that you have an understanding of what that hashtag means, but it’s clear that it doesn’t.
“Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All her excuse was that she didn’t learn anything.
“Do I call Lea racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry tailored for white people.”
Lea reportedly wrote an apology to Samantha before publicly apologizing for her behavior.
She wrote online: “When I tweeted the other day, it was supposed to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time, but the responses I got to what I published have also made me focus specifically on how my own behavior towards participating members was perceived by them.
“While I don’t remember ever making that specific statement and never judging others based on their background or skin color, that’s not really the point.
“What is important is that I clearly acted in ways that hurt other people … I apologize for my behavior and for all the pain I have caused.”
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