Before Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room, his girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele was looking forward to her first solo album that she was finishing up. In June the Glee star seemed to be in good spirits having said that her first solo album was almost done, probably never imagining that her boyfriend would have succumbed to his demons with drug abuse on July 13.
Since Monteith’s death, Lea Michele has focused on reuniting with her Glee family, and has been out of the public eye with the exception of a few personal affairs captured by photographers. Now months after Monteith’s death, Lea Michele is ready to talk about her pain. Currently Michele is on the cover for Elle magazine, which features an exclusive and in-depth look into how she’s coming to terms with the death of her boyfriend.
Michele revealed that following the death of Cory Monteith, she went back into the studio to add a finishing touch on her album that she had locked weeks before. Michele elaborated on the difficult decision:
“The album was done, and the label said, ‘Do you want to add anything?’ I was like, ‘I might regret it if I don’t.”
Michele proves that sometimes music really does heal. In October art imitated life for Lea and her cast mates as they said goodbye in character to Finn Hudson during a very special tribute episode to Monteith and his lovable quarterback character. During the episode Lea Michele was featured in the third act where she sang a heartbreaking version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”
Lea Michele’s own personal song to Cory Monteith will be heard on her upcoming solo album. The Broadway star turned actress revealed to Elle that the song, titled “You’re Mine” is incredibly special to her.
“It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think if him, I play this.”
Another revelation from Lea Michele’s Elle interview is that Kate Hudson helped the actress grieve after the sudden news about Monteith’s passing.
Hudson, who occasionally guest stars on Glee, stepped up as a friend by offering her home up to Lea Michele and her family after photographers swarmed her house due to the sudden news. Of the ordeal, Michele said:
“I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters]. She was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to stay at my house.’ Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I’ll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me.”
Glee is currently on a hiatus after their tribute episode to Cory Monteith. The show plans to air episodes later in November.