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Former Glee Actor Dean Geyer Defends Lea Michele & Slams Accusations Of Her Bad Behavior!

Dean Geyer defends Lea Michele over controversy

It turns out there is one person still left in Lea Michele‘s corner…

Days after several Glee co-stars spoke out against her alleged nasty behavior on set, the actress’ former on-screen love interest Dean Geyer is coming to her defense! The 34-year-old Australian actor caught up with Daily Mail and had nothing but nice things to say about who he thought was the “most welcoming” member of the FOX hit show.

Buckle up, y’all. This should be good!

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Geyer, who played Brody Weston, the boyfriend of Lea’s character Rachel Berry for 14 episodes through season four, told the outlet about his personal experience on the show:

“Lea is still one of my favorite co-stars that I have had the pleasure of working with. She is extremely hard working and super fun to be around. Her work ethic is so strong it forces you to always be on top of your game, and that’s something I looked forward to everyday on set. I definitely learned a lot.”

He claimed Michele made his transition into the cast even smoother than he could’ve imagined, which is a far cry from what actress Samantha Ware said about the star supposedly making her life “a living hell” on set:

“When jumping onto a hugely successful and established show like Glee, I went into it expecting to be known as the ‘new guy’ for at least a month, but that wasn’t the case at all. I almost immediately felt welcomed, and to be totally honest, out of everyone, Lea was the most friendly to me.”

Well, first, he’s WHITE. And one could argue he was playing her love interest, so by default, she’s probably going to be nicer to him than most. Who wants to pretend to suck face with someone you hate??

Now, a woman playing your rival and/or taking up even a moment of “your” camera time? Yeah, she’d probably get the brunt of your nasty attitude instead. It’s not justified, but it makes a lot more sense than whatever he’s trying to argue. He could have genuinely had a good time with her, but that doesn’t take away from the experiences other people have had with her, too.

'Glee' co-stars Lea Michele and Dean Geyer played love interests during the show's fourth season.
Dean and Lea playing love interests on the set of Glee, filming on location in Washington Square Park, Manhattan in 2012. / (c) Stefan Jeremiah/WENN

Dean went on to say he didn’t agree with the backlash against Lea, even though he wasn’t on the show for as long as people like Heather Morris and Naya Rivera, who’ve also shared their unpleasant interactions with the Cannonball singer:

“I can only speak for myself and my own experience, but from what I saw during my time on set, there was nothing but professionalism and a genuine sense of community amongst the cast and crew. No one showed any signs of discomfort while Lea was on set. If I’m basing my opinion off my season, there definitely shouldn’t be a reason for a backlash.”

The actor added he was “grateful for the experience and opportunity to be involved with such an iconic show” alongside Michele and the rest of the cast. Phew! That’s quite the take right there.

Related: Lea A ‘Nightmare’ On Broadway?? Co-Star Urges Her To ‘Actually Apologize’

For those who might’ve missed it, these accusations all got brought up after Lea posted in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and support of George Floyd. Ware slammed the move as disingenuous considering her past behavior, and the star later responded with an apology for appearing racially insensitive, which was NOT even directed at Ware. The move rang pretty hollowly with the public as fans voiced their disapproval and brands like HelloFresh have since terminated their relationship with her.

Do U think any of this new info will help turn things in Lea’s favor? Sound OFF with your opinions in the comments section (below)!

[Image via Fayes Vision/Instar/WENN]

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Jun 04, 2020 10:00am PDT