Would you wanna shell out $200 just to see an old coworker? Chris Colfer has better things to do. The Golden Globe–winning actor, author, and Queen Elizabeth II enthusiast spoke candidly about his must-see Broadway shows during his current trip to New York City, and Funny Girl, starring his Glee frenemy Lea Michele, didn't make the list.
In a chat with Michelle Collins on her Sirius XM show, Chris, who played Kurt Hummel on the hit series, politely tried to get out of the question of whether or not he'd be supporting Lea as Fanny Brice, which some of her other costars have done.
Collins revealed that, having seen Beanie Feldstein in the role, she felt a duty to see Lea as well, to which Chris replied that he'd just seen Six and that it was “amazing.” (Six is a British pop musical about the wives of Henry VIII.)
“My day suddenly just got so full,” he said when Collins invited him to come along to Funny Girl. “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” he added, clearly trying to change the subject. When pressed, though, Chris responded, “No, I can be triggered at home.” TEA!
To be fair, this might be less about Lea specifically and more about the fact that this whole show and its songs were very much part of the Glee universe (Rachel Berry sings “Don't Rain on My Parade” in season one and later stars… in Funny Girl on Broadway); perhaps he just doesn't want to relive any memories from the series.
And it's not like this is the first time he declined to see a former costar in this show. Lea currently stars alongside Tovah Feldshuh, but during the Beanie Feldstein days, Mrs. Brice was played by Jane Lynch, a.k.a. Glee's Sue Sylvester. Chris didn't go to that, either.