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Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Death on 'Ellen'

Lea Michele Opens Up About Cory Monteith's Death on 'Ellen'

Lea Michele is all smiles while making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform her new single “Cannonball,” airing on Thursday (December 12)!

The 27-year-old actress opened up about moving forward after the tragic death of her boyfriend Cory Monteith and talked about her first solo album Louder, which comes out March 4, 2014. Watch the video below!

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“Ya well Ryan Murphy, who is so amazing, he came to Kate [Hudson]‘s house and he said what do you want to do, whatever you want to do we’ll do. I said I have to go back to work. We have to do this is, they’re my family and what people also don’t understand is that going to work is no harder than being at home and being in the house and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes,” Lea shared about working on Glee after Cory‘s death.

She added, “There’s this grief that goes with you everyday, whatever you’re doing. When there are great moments, [there are] hard moments so I’d rather, for me, be at work with the people who I love that are going through [it] and it obviously has it’s own triggers, but at the end of the day I feel so safe there. And like I said, they’re my family.”

FYI: Lea is wearing a Catherine Fulmer jacket.


Lea Michele – ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

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# 1

opens up again, and again , and again, and again,and again, and again

# 2
get over it @ 12/12/2013 at 1:43 am

@Beverly: This was her first tv interview. And why the hell can’t she talk aobut him if she wants to it is her choice not yours.

# 3

Nice job. She is going to be asked at some time so this was short and quick so not harm no foul.

# 4
Just Say No @ 12/12/2013 at 1:49 am

corey’s death seems to have become her claim to fame. i feel bad the guy lost his life, but he was a drug addict. people talk about him as if he was a perfect saint.

# 5

Nice of her to open up about her boyfriend’s death during the same interview she pimped out her new single and upcoming album. Disgusting.

# 6

@Just Say No: Intelligence seems to have alluded you. Yes I guess 4 Bway plays, a hit tv show, a emmy nomination, 2 golden globe nominations, 2 People’s Choice awards were not indication of some level of fame and popularity.

# 7
So unkind @ 12/12/2013 at 1:58 am

@Kelly: Oh please, she pushed her album back some already is she suppose to just scrap the album all together? Stop being a ha ter no matter when she first went out to promote any project she would be asked about it.

# 8

She’s genuinely wonderful. It must steam the bitter trolls that she’ll continue to be successful, happy and loved and admired for being strong, inspirational, beautiful and so, so, sooo talented by millions of people around the world, no matter what hatefulness they’re pathetically small and worthless numbers try to hurl at her. Rooting for you always Lea.

# 9
Looselipz @ 12/12/2013 at 2:07 am

She’s losing too much weight. With her face and not classically beautiful features it doesn’t look good.

living in a box @ 12/12/2013 at 2:14 am

as expected!!! first the magazine cover, she open up about cory death, then the second magazine cover also opened up about cory death, then the cory’s glee tribute and she opened up about cory death. and now on ellen where she promote her new single and opened up about cory death. don’t worry we still have christmas, new year,valentine day,summer vacation,spring break.

I’m sad for her. I couldn’t imagine losing someone close to me and having to always think about what could have been.

Wow, I was never really a fan (just never got into Glee) but after this I have a lot of respect for her. I don’t think she’s talking about it too much, she’s answering the question she’s asked and I think getting it out of the way will help her heal and not have to be asked about it later. She seems so sweet and smart. Off to buy her single now!

@LaceyK She is genuinely wonderful??? That’s your opinion. Other people have their own opinions. Just because you like her doesn’t mean everyone else on Earth has to like her.
And just so you don’t get too diluded… millions of people around the world cannot stand her too.
I love Glee and I loved Cory but please – I wish she would stop using the “poor me. I’m a poor widow” act to sell albums, magazine covers etc. It’s disgusting. Also, why is constantly rubbing in the fact she is friends with Kate Hudson???

I don’t know if i could say about my boyfriend that made my the luckiest girl in the world if the killed himself and left me alone…

@Just Say No: Her claim to fame is her run as a Broadway actress since she was a little girl and then a 5 year run on a tv show that for a year or so a pretty big deal. People are going to ask her about Cory’s death for a long time to come. That is totally out of her control.

@Looselipz:
COCAIN. They all do it. Cory did it. Lea does it. Naya does it. Glee director Adam Shankman does it. He just ckecked into rehab.

Starting to look like a skeleton with bangs.

gezz some of you people are asses.

I think she handled herself with grace and what she said was beautiful and respectful, people just looking for a motive to spread hate

God bless her heart and may he rest in peace. Sometimes, real tragedies are meant to give you perspective on what matters in life. Love what you have…. and be kind.

I dont believe her, she is using his death.

@fsdsssaa:
Broadway is not her claim to fame as no one gives a damn about Broadway actors. How many Bway actors and actress do you know who are really famous without stepping out to do tv or film? Nobody knew who the hell she was until she started in Glee.

Sorry but she needs to stop talking.

Not a fan of Leas, but i like the song and she was very sweet… as always Ellen was great, she has such a positive energy and she is so good at what she does.

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