— Lea on the song “You’re Mine” from her upcoming album
“There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky."
"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’ll stay forever, so thank you guys so much. Thank you."
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 gonna get through this together. He was very special to me, and also to the world. And we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful, beautiful heart.
— Kevin Reilly (Fox Executive) on Cory’s death
It was 10:30am on a cloudy day in LA, the weather, however, didn’t stop the energy from being felt to the max in the Beverly Hills hotel where we were about to start the shooting with the star of Glee. When we entered the room Lea Michele was in, we were welcomed by a huge smile and friendly stare. With that passion that she is known for she answered all of our questions and enjoyed the photography session. She laughed throughout the whole thing, she made jokes and we noticed that even though she’s surrounded by fame, she’s a person that, thanks to her family, has kept her feet on the ground. Cory Monteith, her boyfriend, arrived at the end of the shoot to surprise and support her. A while after this interview, her partner and future husband died on July 14th, leaving Lea devastated and in a situation that, we’re sure, she’ll carry with strength. This is the interview we had with Lea, before she received the news. She talked to us about her book, her new solo album, and she confessed how her life changed before and after Glee.
Interviewer: In what way has your family supported you throughout your whole career?
Lea: I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my family. They’ve been with me since I was eight until today. They’ve been with me on every step of the way.
Interviewer: Tell us a little bit about your audition on Fox for Glee. How was it?
— Lea Michele on “Have you ever been to Mexico?”