Lea Michele breaks her silence about Cory Monteith's death, explaining how she lost two people, both Cory and his 'Glee' character Finn. She said of Cory, "There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky." Lea Michele is finally speaking out about the death of Cory Monteith, as we're set to see the cast of Glee say goodbye in tomorrow's special tribute episode.
As you'd imagine, the loss of Cory has been heartbreaking for Lea--doubly so, she explains in a new interview with TV Week Australia.
Lea explained, "For me personally, I've lost two people: Cory and Finn," adding, "We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic."
She also addressed the question on everyone's minds--how does she carry on and continue working on the show?
Lea shared, "Everyone is asking: 'Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?', but the truth is it's no harder at work than it is in life."
She continued, "So we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together."
Of the time she spent with Cory, Lea said, "I really woke up every single day feeling like I was in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life."
She explained, "I feel like what happened with Cory (the cause of his death) was this big," as she held her fingers close to show a tiny amount, adding, "There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky."
Lea is such an amazingly strong woman...and we love what she said about the time they had together. Just beautiful.
You can listen to all of the Glee "The Quarterback" episode songs here and tune in for Cory's special tribute tomorrow at 9 p.m. on Fox.