Lea Michele covers the January 2013 issue of Marie Claire. Love her cover! When the ‘Glee‘ star sat down to chat for her interview, she didn’t hold back on anything, from the diva rumors to her love life. Here are some excerpts from her interview.
On the rumors that she’s a diva: “I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes be uncomfortable, but that’s as far as it goes. I can assure you that [diva rumors] aren’t real. It’s super-frustrating sometimes, and I used to fight back, but now I feel like, You can think what you want to think about me – that’s OK. I have the most amazing fans, friends, and family members who have stood by me, and I know that my cast and crew really enjoy working with me. That’s all that matters.”
On rumors of a feud between Kate Hudson and herself: Lea said that when Hudson heard what the tabloids were saying, she called Michele and told her, “I just heard about that, and it f**king sucks. I want you to know I think you’re amazing.” After that, Michele adds, Hudson went “straight to the top of my list because it was so classy of her to take a minute to [address the rumor], even though we both knew it was the biggest piece of crap in the whole world. I told her ‘I love you, and I adore you. Thank you so much for creating a human moment with me.’”
On dating co-star Cory Monteith: “I don’t even remember a time when he wasn’t my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory. No one knows what it’s been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther. He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”
On her new “JLo-vibe”: “These babies are great” [she jokes, pointing to her breasts]. They are my prizewinners. For a while they were out and about, showing off on Broadway every night, then they came to L.A. and were like, ‘No one else looks like me here!’ They were nervous to make their appearance but feel they’ve earned their place. So they asked if they could come out, and I was like, ‘All right, you guys.’ They definitely rose to the occasion, so I’m going to continue to give them more opportunities.”
You can read Lea’s entire interview in the January edition of Marie Claire, which hits newsstands on December 18th!
Photos by Eric Charbonneau