updated 05/10/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/12/2014 AT 3:30 PM ET
Chris Colfer leaves the headline-making to his costars.
The Glee star, 23, told PEOPLE on Friday that he makes “a great deal of effort” to stay out of the controversy that some of his castmates have unfortunately been unable to avoid.
“It’s really sad,” he said. “I’ve seen some of my closest friends on Glee go through where these horrible things are written about them and none of it is true, but some reporter wants to get a hit, they say so-and-so is a raging bitch.”
But when it comes to his own life, “I just mind my own business, really,” he said. “I don’t want to say life is too short for drama, but I think I’m just too old for drama. I’d rather go home and be with my cat and my dog than start a war with someone.”