After the tragic death of Cory Monteith, Lea Michele seems to gradually overcome this trauma.
Invited on the Ellen DeGeneres show to promote her single Cannonball, Lea Michele talke about the complicated period after Monteith’s death on July 13.
She spoke of actress Kate Hudson who was very supportive and allowed her to spend some time in her house when she was in full mourning, before going back on the set of Glee.
“It’s just really hard,” she explained. “There’s so many different emotions and to kind of have people watching every step of the way. But to have that time at [Hudson’s] home to just really be in private with this for a moment — before getting back to work and before going home — I’m just so thankful to her.”
Returning to the movie set is also what helped Lea managed to cope with the tragedy.
“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 actress, 27, explained.
“Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing, when there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments. So I’d rather, for me, be at work with the people that I love that are going through the same thing. And it obviously has its own triggers. But at the end of the day, I feel so safe there.”
Lea also recounted the Ellen episode where Monteith confirmed they were dating.
“It’s one of my favorite memories,” Michele told DeGeneres. “I remember when he came home that night, he kind of puffed out his chest and he was like, ‘I talked about you on ‘Ellen’ today.’ I was so happy. He’s such a private person, and I literally lived every day of my life feeling like the luckiest girl in the whole world. I just thought he was the greatest man and so at that moment, that memory, it means so much to me.”