Lea Michele has joined TikTok and the star of Broadway's Funny Girl is playing up to some rumours about herself. While in her final days of COVID-19 quarantine amid a 10-day absence from the Broadway musical she recently joined, made her debut on the social network and posted two videos, including one poking fun at a long-standing rumor about herself: That she supposedly can't read or write.
The actress weeks ago dismissed the rumor as "sad" in a New York Times interview. However, she thought it would be fun to poke fun at the comments. Taking to her TikTok, shared on Sept. 18, she wrote: "Calling Jonathan to read me the comments on my first TikTok," referring to her BFF and former Spring Awakening and Glee co-star Jonathan Groff.
She captioned the clip, "Lol." Michele also poked fun at herself with her first TikTok video, which she posted a day earlier. The clip is a duet with another TikTok user, Javi Rodriguez.
The actress re-enacts a video he posted on Sept. 6, which shows him lip-syncing to an audio of her singing "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl, while being interrupted by applause. He had titled the clip, shared on the day she joined the musical revival as Fanny Brice, "Lea Michele on opening night of Funny Girl."
Michele captioned her parody, "Clearly I can't wait to get back to @funnygrlbwy next week."