Lea Michele Blames 'Glee' Schedule for Hailee Steinfeld Snub

January 13, 2011 03:25:07 GMT

Saying that tight schedule of 'Glee' caused her to ignore Hailee Steinfeld and rush to the filming set, Lea Michele says she feels 'terrible' for doing that.

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Actress Lea Michele has publicly apologized to "True Grit" star Hailee Steinfeld for snubbing her autograph request, insisting she "never meant to hurt her feelings". The 14-year-old actress was auditioning for her role in the Cohen Brothers' new movie at a studio in California when she encountered her TV idol - but the youngster was shooed away by a security guard when she requested a signature from the "Glee" beauty.

Steinfeld recently revealed, "I was practically crying on the way home. I was so sad!" Michele admits she was mortified when she read Steinfeld's comments - and has reached out to the teenager to apologize.

She tells, "I heard Hailee was upset and I feel terrible. The Glee schedule is so jam-packed that the PA probably pulled me so that I wouldn't be late to set. I never meant to hurt her feelings. She's an extraordinary talent and I look forward to meeting her one day."


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posted by Me2See on Jan 18, 2011
She's only mortified now because it has become public knowledge how she treats unknowns. What goes around comes around.
posted by myharts on Jan 15, 2011
If she was really sorry, she shuld have sent Ms. Steinfeld an extraordinary autographed photo and a pair of tickets...
posted by dlraetz on Jan 14, 2011
How sorry would she be if the kid wasn't famous?
posted by Lea is a bitch on Jan 14, 2011
You're telling me she didn't have 5 seconds to sign an autograph?!
posted by Lizzy on Jan 13, 2011
@Anonymous Well, you obviously don't have a job. She was at WORK. All the Glee members have repeatedly said that they have a hectic schedule. Lea just happened to be the member walking across the lot when Hailee saw her. Any other member would have been rushed off too. Give her a break people! This happened a year ago! Seriously.
posted by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2011
Ha! She's only apologizing because the girl is well-known...she's not really sorry.

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