Lea Michele may play a confident (okay, cocky) diva on Glee, but in the January issue of Marie Clarie she's assuring us that when it comes to reality, that's far from the truth!

Of course, during Lea's rise to fame over the last four years, the tabloids have painted a different picture of the Tony Award-winning actress by slamming her for diva-like tendencies on multiple occasions.

"I can assure you that [the diva rumors] aren't real," Lea insists. "It's super-frustrating sometimes, and I used to fight back, but now I feel like, You can think what you want about me, and that's OK. I have the most amazing fans, friends and family members who have stood by me, and I know that my cast and crew really enjoy working with me. That's all that matters."

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It is undeniable that Lea has formed great relationships with her Glee co-stars and crew. Creator Ryan Murphy made the part of Rachel Berry specifically for her, she's dating Cory Monteith off-screen and is even BFF's with co-star Chris Colfer in real life!

In addition, Lea has mingled with some of the show's A-list guest stars, including Kate Hudson, who stuck by her side despite rumors of a feud between the two on set. Lea tells the mag that Kate even called her after the feud rumors surfaced to say, "I want you to know I think you're amazing."

"[Kate] went straight to the top of my list [after that] because it was so classy of her to take a minute to [address the rumor], even though we both knew it was the biggest piece of crap in the whole world," Lea gushes. Too perfect!

Do you believe Lea is a diva behind the scenes? Or is she telling the truth?

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