Lea Michele may have come across as strong in the public eye after Cory Monteith’s death, but Glee actor Matthew Morrison has said it was all a mess.
In the public eye, we saw Michele go back to work quite soon after the passing of Monteith and we saw her publically thank her fans via Twitter, but behind closed doors, it was a very different story.
Speaking to WENN, the actor who plays Will Schuester recalled that ‘they’ had to do Michele’s shopping as the Paps wouldn’t leave her house. However, he did praise her for how she dealt with the sudden and shocking passing of Monteith.
He said: “We’d shop for her… It was kind of a mess, like, the paparazzi were outside her house and she couldn’t leave… We’d go to the grocery store and have dinners and stuff.”
However, he went on to add: “I think she’s the strongest one of us all. She’s so focused on the work and stuff. We could have had a lot longer of a break (from the show after Cory’s death), but I think she needed to have work to kind of calm things down in her mind.
“She’s great. She’s doing really, really well”.
Lea Michele herself told Extra at the L’Oreal Women of Worth event in NYC that the Glee cast are like her family, especially Amber Riley, who recently won Dancing With the Stars.
Speaking of Riley, Michele said: “I’ve got to give a shout out to Miss Amber Riley. She’s the best. I love her so much. I’m so proud of her [and] she’s been there for me so much through everything”.
Meanwhile, Stevie Nicks has revealed that she has an emotional connection with Lea Michele that only intensified following Monteith’s death back in July.
The star told Yahoo OMG! that she tried to comfort Lea by sending her a “bunch of stuff” following Monteith’s untimely passing earlier this year.
I mean, I know she’s set to appear on American Horror Story: Coven in January among a load of witches, but she seems to think she has some sort of connection too…
She said: “I made a real serious connection with all of them (the Glee cast). And when Cory died, I was devastated and I wrote a letter to the cast and I wrote to Lea and I sent her a bunch of stuff and I really tried to help”.
Glee aired its Christmas episode last night and will return after the holidays on FOX.