It appears Ryan Murphy’s biggest muse isn’t a fan of his other leading lady. Sarah Paulson refused to say anything positive about Lea Michele when asked about past co-stars calling out her alleged on-set antics.
There’s that old saying that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Apparently Emmy winning actress Sarah Paulson is a big believer in that. The 45-year-old refused to talk about the headlines surrounding fellow Ryan Murphy favorite Lea Michele‘s alleged diva antics towards her Glee and Broadway co-stars. Both women are cherished stars for the creative wunderkind and producer, so when Sarah appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the subject of Lea’s accusations of awful behavior came up.
“Since you and Lea Michele are two of Ryan Murphy’s muses, what do you make of the recent news of her on-set behavior?” Andy asked Sarah on July 9. Though they were both in remote locations, they each stared into the camera with smiles on their faces. Andy looked like he was dying to see if the longtime American Horror Story star would spill, while Sarah gave a forced grin like she wanted to say something, but there’s no way she was going to.
Sarah Paulson looking fierce at the ‘American Horror Story’ 100th episode celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, on Oct. 26, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
After a couple seconds of awkward silence, Sarah told Andy, “I’m having a weird connection, I can’t really hear you,” hoping to avoid answering the question. Fellow guest, Real Housewives of New York star Sonja Morgan then broke the ice, asking “Isn’t there a thing called pleading the fifth on this show?” referring to one of Andy’s truth-telling games on the show where a guest can take a pass on answering one really damning question. Sarah agreed about wanting to “plead the fifth” and Andy moved on without Sarah giving an answer about Lea.
Ryan made Lea a star by casting the Broadway actress as Rachel Berry in Fox’s Glee, which ran from 2009-2015. Once that series wrapped, Ryan cast her in his next Fox show, Scream Queens. Meanwhile, the 54-year-old TV creator/producer upped Sarah’s Hollywood profile, casting her in his American Horror Story anthologies and her Emmy winning turn as prosecutor Marcia Clark in America Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.
Lea Michele arrives for the 2019 Pre-Emmy Party hosted by Entertainment Weekly and L’Oreal Paris at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, on Sept. 20, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
While Sarah has become one of the most dimensional and in-demand actresses in Hollywood, Lea has been getting tons of bad press from former co-stars who claimed she was a nightmare to work with. It started on June 1 when season six Glee actress Samantha Ware,