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Lea Michele Kicks Off 'Life in Music' Tour, Tells Touching Story Behind the One 'Glee' Episode She's Never Watched

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Lea Michele told a touching story about the one episode of Glee she’s never watched…

While introducing the song “Make You Feel My Love,” which was featured in the Glee episode “The Quarterback,” Lea talked about how the song was chosen for the show. For those who don’t know, “The Quarterback” is the Glee episode that addresses the death of Lea‘s former boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson.

Lea opened up about how the show’s creator Ryan Murphy asked her to pick the song that she’d sing to honor Finn.

“How can I pick a song that says everything, you know? And so I just was like, ‘What can it be?’ I don’t even remember what I was listening to at the time. Like, nothing. I was just in such a hole,” Lea said. “And I’m grateful that he asked me. I really, really am. Because it needed to be something that felt real for me, but it was also so hard to just think of what song it could be. And then I just immediately was like, ‘Oh, that’s it.’ I think we maybe listened to the song one time, because I know when Rachel says in the show that we would listen to it and that’s real. Because a lot of what I say in that episode, a lot of what I say to [Matthew Morrison]‘s character in that classroom were exact words that I said to Ryan after everything.”

“I said I don’t want to be treated with kid gloves, I want to just come back to work and be with everyone because this is the only way I’m going to feel better. And then I got to sing this song. I remember filming it. It was really hard. I would film it and then run off and then I would come back. It was wild and hard, but we healed together and this song helped,” Lea said.

She concluded, “I have never watched the episode. It’s the only one I’ve not seen. Because I think if I don’t watch it, it just kind of feels like Finn is still there. So this [song] is very special.”

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