Glee“s Lea Michele was already a star on Broadway before she hit it big playing Rachel Berry on the hit Fox show, but the road to Hollywood hasn’t always been the easiest – or the most kind. In a new interview with Marie Claire, the 26-year-old singing sensation denies the reports that she’s notoriously difficult to work with, as well as opens up about finding love with her Glee co-star Cory Monteith.
“I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes me uncomfortable, but that’s as far as it goes,”; she tells the magazine about her attitude on set. “I can assure you that [the 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 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.”;
The Lea Michele diva rumors recently hit full swing, when reports surfaced that Glee guest star Kate Hudson allegedly found it a “nightmare”; to work with her.
Lea reveals that Kate actually called her up personally to assure her that the comments weren’t true.
“[Kate Hudson went] straight to the top of my list because it was so classy of her to take a minute to [address the rumour], 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,'”; she says.
Lea is also now obviously comfortable talking about her recently confirmed relationship with Cory – and it’s clear that she’s smitten with him.
“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,”; she says. “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.”;
Marie Claire“s January issue hits newsstands Tuesday, December 18.