Lea Michele’s former Broadway co-star is speaking up about his experience with the singer and actress, who’s recently been accused of workplace microaggressions.
During an appearance on “Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef” Tuesday, Craig Ramsay, who starred with Michele in “Fiddler on the Roof” in the 2000s, called the former “Glee” star “despicable.”
“I just didn’t want to hear Lea Michele’s name in this interview at all,” Ramsay said. “I think she’s a despicable, horrible human being. I think she has lost touch with reality.”
He continued, “I think she’s one of the most entitled people I’ve ever come across in this business.”
“Glee” ran from 2009 to 2015, but Ramsay said he was there when Michele, 33, got the call about being cast for the hit musical high school drama series and that the “entitlement took over her body.”
“She was possessed with this,” he said. “I cared for her greatly, but then the amount of entitlement that came right at that moment, I’ve never seen the likes.”
Ramsay added that “she’s talented, don’t get me wrong… but none of that means anything if people don’t want to work with you.”
Yontef said he’s also met Michele, adding that he’s “never had a good experience” himself.
USA TODAY has reached out to Michele’s rep for comment.
This isn’t the first time a former co-star has criticized of Michele.
Samantha Ware, who appeared in the final season of “Glee,” called out Michele after the singer and actress tweeted using the #BlackLivesMatter.
“REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?!” Ware wrote. “CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘(expletive) IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD.”
After Ware’s tweet went viral and lost Michele a sponsorship, Michele broke her silence on Instagram.
“I listened to these criticisms and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience,” Michele wrote in an Instagram post.
Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff
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