During Friday’s Late Show With David Letterman taping, Glee star Lea Michele got a little flustered when Letterman asked the actress to address certain rumors regarding her “knocking out a co-star.” Dave was referencing reports that Naya Rivera had been pushed out of the Fox musical comedy because of drama with Michele.
After getting her to confess that she did, in fact, know what he was talking about, Letterman told Michele that he had completely made up the rumor in order to see what she would say — watch the video below:
To her credit, Michele laughed the whole thing off and told the late-night talk show host that if there were ever a catfight on set, it wouldn’t be a secret. “You’d know, because I’d get a ring and I’d put Jell-O in it and I would make it, like, fun for everyone, and it would be super hot!” Michele joked.
Ryan Murphy told Extra earlier this week that the rumors have been blown out of proportion. “I don’t think there is a story between Naya and Lea. I always marvel at the things that become headline news that most of the time are completely fabricated. Naya’s coming back next year, Lea’s coming back next year. Anybody ever in that cast has an open invitation to come back and finish the character they so beautifully started.” However, Rivera — who plays Santana on Glee — was conspicuously absent from Tuesday’s season 5 finale.