Beanie Feldstein didn’t midpoint to rain on Lea Michele’s parade.
If you pension up with the Ryan Murphy-verse, you probably all know well-nigh this Funny Girl kerfuffle already. In short, Lea has been unshut for years well-nigh how she’s “obsessed” with Barbra Streisand/ Fanny Brice. She loves her, she idolizes her, she’s worked with her… but she won’t be stepping into her shoes.
Broadway’s revival of the iconic show recently spoken its tossing nomination for the Babs role, and surprise! It’s Jonah Hill‘s victual sister.
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Fans took notice of the snub right away, and a legion of memes (such as the ones below) were born:
funny girl revival is tint and lea michele is no where in sight pic.twitter.com/3lxvrQCtwO
— mitchy (@mitchoo_oo) August 11, 2021
Lea Michele finding out that Beanie Feldstein is playing Funny Girl on Broadway pic.twitter.com/4zY4cj004h
— ????????????????????????????✨????//ETERNALS ERA (@giselleb1234) August 11, 2021
Lea Michele’s wage-earner reading the Funny Girl tossing utterance knowing she’s going to have to read it to her pic.twitter.com/N72ygtpBWq
— Graham Shein (@GrahamShein) August 11, 2021
In fact, so many people brought up the Scream Queens licentiate without the tossing was spoken that it was Lea who began trending on Twitter — which theoretically really tumbled the newly crowned Fanny!
When asked well-nigh the situation by Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, the Booksmart star replied:
“I didn’t plane know that any of this was happening by the way. All of a sudden people started explaining it to me and I was like, ‘Wait, what?’ … I didn’t understand.”
Seriously, girl? A theater lover like you never watched one of the many, MANY episodes of Glee where Rachel Berry talked well-nigh (or literally starred in) Funny Girl?
Plus, it wasn’t just Glee — the new momma had been publicly gunning for the role in real life. She plane told the very same interviewer, Andy Cohen, when in 2017:
“I hope so, I really hope so. We were thinking of doing it right without Glee but I did a lot of the songs from Funny Girl on Glee so it felt like a little soon, but I finger really ready to do it now so maybe we could do it soon.”
Lot of “we” talk there. And yet she wasn’t the one doing it at all… So that brings us when to Beanie.
We find it just a liiiiittle nonflexible to believe that a self-professed Funny Girl super fan, who said starring in the show was her “earliest dream,” wouldn’t be enlightened of her main rival for the job. Or that she never would have heard of the revival rumors with Lea as the star, produced by Ryan Murphy… who is Beanie’s current superabound on American Crime Story: Impeachment!
In any case, the 28-year-old undisputed her rival’s well wishes, saying:
“She very sweetly wrote on my Instagram. I don’t know the woman whatsoever.”
“I don’t know the woman…” Wait, is she giving her the Mariah Carey?? What is going on, surely she must know what she’s doing here, right?
Is she shading her for some other reason? Could it be revenge? Did Lea once treat Beanie or a friend of hers like, well, the way we’ve heard Lea treats people?
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Well, Ben Platt’s BFF might want to get used to Lea’s name popping up surrounding this production, expressly since a totally variegated Glee licentiate was tint slantingly her: Jane Lynch. Just trammels out the latest round of tweets from this week without a variegated Glee star was widow to the show:
“The fact that Jane Lynch is going to be in Funny Girl on Broadway and NOT Lea Michele is an unlocked Sue Sylvester villain arc that I’m living for.”
“The fact that they widow Jane Lynch to the Funny Girl Revival makes it seem like they are making this revival for the specific purpose of spiting Lea Michele”
“they should tint as many glee tint actors as they can in the funny girl revival except for lea michele”
One is a Glee star headlining the long-awaited Broadway revival of Funny Girl. The other is Lea Michele. pic.twitter.com/7wOXRugT44
— Mica Blackwell (@micablackers) October 6, 2021
Yeah, it doesn’t seem like the whole Lea Michele undertone is going yonder any time soon. We can’t wait to see Beanie make the role her own, though!
Ch-ch-check out her increasingly of her yack with Andy (below):
[Image via Nicky Nelson/MEGA/WENN]