"There were many boys on our show that didn't get along, "Murphy dished in a new interview with E!".
As we previously reported, Naya confirmed her nasty feud with Lea in her book a year ago, revealing that she and the star didn't exactly get along towards the end of the show.
If you were a huge fan of Glee - or even if you weren't - you probably heard about the ongoing feud between the musical's stars, Lea Michele and Naya Rivera, who played Rachel Berry and Santana Lopez, respectively.
"I think a lot of that was informed by their youth and being involved in a phenomenon".
"I don't think I would take on Lea and Naya".
The writer/director has addressed the famous fight between the actresses, noting the two stars were thrust into the spotlight too quickly while working on the hit comedy and although they admired one another's work, they couldn't get along off-screen. "You never hear about that in our culture", he said, alluding to the tendency in Hollywood to pit women against each other in a way that men never are.
"I think for a feud to work on this show, it has to have decades of pain behind it", Murphy said, officially confirming that Lea and Naya had bad blood on the show for the first time. But if they're still feuding at 40, I might consider it.
Rivera detailed her stormy relationship with Michele in her 2016 memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up. "We are both strong willed and competitive - not just with each other but with everyone - and that's not a good mixture". "I'll call them up in a couple years". In the book, she writes, "I'm not offended when people offer feedback or criticism, and if things get heated on set, I try to keep perspective. Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong".
Glee bid adieu in March 2015 after six seasons.