It has to be difficult for Heather Morris and all of the cast members of Glee, talking about all of the news and drama that have come out about the show since its end. And one thing that it has to be difficult to talk about is all of the controversy that came out about Lea Michele and the way that she treated the cast members on set.
Heather was on the “Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino” podcast and in the interview the actress and dancer talked about why the cast didn’t speak out about Lea Michele‘s behavior before, like during the filming.
“I remember getting so much shade and people were like, ‘Why don’t you go out and say it?’ And I’m like, ‘Guys, she’s pregnant and all this stuff is going around,’” Heather said when talking about how everything that came out on social media. “And it’s true, I don’t know if maybe we were victims of bullying, and it’s a very victim thing to do to blame yourself, which is what people were saying, but … the only person who was honest about it was Naya.”
“We absolutely could have stepped up and gone to the Fox execs and said how we felt about the situation, but no one did,” she recalled. “I think many people were very scared, and I know, genuinely, I felt like it wasn’t my place, and I don’t know why because I was a cast member.”
The actress talked about how everyone got close to Lea and then they weren’t on set and they understood the human element of the situation. Lea was going through a lot at points, with the passing of her fiance Cory Monteith in 2013.
“We all got close with Lea at different points, and then we all weren’t as close with her,” the star said. “So there’s that human element to understanding who this person is, growing with that person, seeing her try to become better and taking care of herself after Cory passed. It was just the elephant in the room.”
She knows they could have came out with the information in the past, but they didn’t and listening to her you begin to understand more.
Heather was graceful in talking about the past. She made you think twice about the judgement of the people that kept silent on the set and Lea, as well as the reasons that it all came out later.