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Lea Gives 1st Sit-Down Since Cory

Lea Gives 1st Sit-Down Since Cory's Death

By JACKIE WILLIS

December 12, 2013

In her first sit-down TV interview since the death of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith, Lea Michele opened up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about how she coped with such a tragedy, and the music that it inspired.

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As many know by now, Michele took shelter from the press at Kate Hudson's home following news of Monteith's passing, referring to that time as "pretty intense." She tells Ellen it was then that she was approached by Glee creator Ryan Murphy about what she thought they should do about the show.

"I said I have to go back to work. We have to do this is, they're my family and what people also don't understand is that going to work is no harder than being at home and being in the house and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes," the 27-year-old actress said of her co-stars.

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Michele added, "Grief goes with you everyday, whatever you're doing. When there are great moments, [there are] hard moments so I'd rather, for me, be at work with the people who I love that are going through [it] and it obviously has it's own triggers, but at the end of the day I feel so safe there. And like I said, they're my family."


 Michele is currently moving on with her music. Releasing her fist solo album Louder, out March 4, the Glee gal performed her new single Cannonball on Ellen, which airs today, Dec. 12. Watch!

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