Lea Michele looking gorgeous on the March issue of Glamour UK. Inside the mag, the Glee darling opens up about late boyfriend Cory Monteith and her upcoming solo album.
On life after Cory’s passing: “I immediately started to try and process everything. I didn’t drown myself in anything toxic. Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. At the start, it’s hard because you’re so physically and mentally shocked and damaged, but after a while you get tired of physically feeling so horrendous, so I started doing yoga, which really helped. Then gradually your mind catches up with your body. Now I feel a little bit more back together and I have this blank canvas in front of me, which is what my life can be. There’s something sad about that but also something good, because I will take that blank canvas and make something beautiful out of it.”
On her future plans with Cory: “I feel like I was given the best part of Cory and I’m thankful for that. We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do. We were done. We were it. When you’re at that place in your life with someone, you talk about everything.””
On not being ready to date: “I’ve only ever had serious relationships so it’s an adjustment putting myself back into a place of being alone. And I was under a Cory Monteith spell…it’ll take time to readjust my mind and I’m really not wanting to do that right now. I feel like it’s so important to make sure that I’m 100% OK before I can get into a relationship. But people have to understand that I can’t be alone forever. Cory wouldn’t want that.”
Lea Michele looking ethereal on the March cover of Teen Vogue. Inside the mag, the Glee darling opens up about her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, her upcoming album “Louder” and more during the interview by her best friend Jonathan Groff.
Here’s what Lea had to say:
On finding strength after Cory’s passing: “I somehow feel the insane love Cory and I had for each other morphed into this strength that I have right now. There’s just something about knowing he’s watching everything I’m doing and feeling like I have to do everything now not just for me but for him. I also have a safety net below me—if I fall or if it’s too much, my friends and family will be there to catch me.
On her favorite song and Cory’s input on the album: “My favorite song is, 100 percent, “You’re Mine.” I listened to it the other day—it was the one song I had the most emotional reaction to, just because that’s my relationship with Cory… He was such a fan, you don’t understand. He would be like, ‘You’re going to be a pop star! What are we going to do? Are we going to, like, go on the road?’ He would say, ‘This is going to be big!’ And I’d be like, ‘I don’t know.’ He heard every song and gave me his notes on everything. He loved “Battlefield.” I’m getting chills thinking about it. I would say “Burn with You” was his favorite. He came into the studio that day.”
On her debut solo album: “During Glee, I felt like I was scratching that itch of being an artist. I was at a great place in my life and I was so unbelievably happy—my relationship with Cory made me feel like I could reach for the stars and more. So I was like, ‘I’m going to challenge myself and do this record now.’ It’s obviously pop, but I think it shows me off as a singer.”
Click here to read more from the interview and to check out the behind-the-scenes video from the photoshoot.
It’s official. Glee will end it’s run after next season. Showrunner Ryan Murphy broke the news last night during a PaleyFest event, saying:
"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”
Murphy added, “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”
Glee returns from hiatus November 7th. Are you sad to see the show ending or do you think it’s run its course?
Lea Michele steps out in style to grab lunch at Culina Modern Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Glee co-stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison (not pictured) also joined Lea inside the Four Seasons Hotel after attending a Q&A panel on Tuesday, October 8.
Earlier that day, Lea was seen leaving a recording studio. Tune in to FOX this Thursday as Glee pays tribute to the late Cory Monteith.
Lea Michele takes the stage to accept the “Choice TV Actress Comedy” for Glee during the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on Sunday, August 11.
This marks Lea’s first public appearance since the sudden death of boyfriend Cory Monteith last month. The actress dedicated her award to Cory in a heartbreaking speech saying:
“Thank you guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very past few difficult weeks. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world and I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that’s where he will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you.”
Lea Michele emerges for the first time following the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith. The Glee star was spotted wearing her Cory necklace while talking to a friend inside a car on Sunday (July 28) in Los Angeles.
On Monday, more than two weeks after the sudden loss of Cory, Lea broke her silence on Twitter thanking her fans for their “enormous love & support”. She shared a heartbreaking photo of the two on vacation with the caption “Cory will forever be in my heart.”