For those of you wondering, the set of Glee is a magical land of sugar fudge candy love, where everyone gets along with everyone and- oh no wait, according to insiders leaking info to Us Weekly, series creator Ryan Murphy has allegedly gone completely bonkers, allegedly making his cast work long hours, allegedly threatening to fire other actors if someone doesn’t cooperate, and allegedly stiffing the cast on residuals from their iTunes sale. Which is all information we heard from a reputable news source and we are simply reporting on allegedly. Gotta cover all our bases here.
“Things are really bad on set,” a show source says. “The cast talks about how much they love Ryan, but they have grown to hate him.” Explains another, “He has bad mood swings and can be really mean.” Harry Shum Jr., 29, who plays Mike Chang, recently admitted to Us that “the 16-hour days are a bit rough.” The brutal work schedule has gotten so bad that a source says Lea Michele, 25, is taking action. Confronting Murphy can have its repercussions, as Michele learned when she told Murphy she didn’t want to go on the cast’s 2011 multi-city summer tour (for which they had only four days to rehearse). “He asked her which of her friends she wanted him to fire,” says an insider (a claim Michele’s rep denies). His implied target: powerhouse vocalist Amber Riley, 25, “because she’s one of Lea’s closet friends.” That’s not the only point of contention. Despite Glee‘s massive success, the cast doesn’t see a dime from the shows iTunes sales and were all denied raises for the current season.
So in all fairness, this could all be completely unfounded, although you kind of have to remember that this is the same guy who made Connie Britton eat raw brains on American Horror Story. And he decided to make Dianna Agron act like an insane person for the entire first half of the season, so clearly, he is a monster. Like Super Wolfman.