Lea Michele fronts the Decemeber issue of ELLE magazine.
The GLEE star opens up about how she’s coping after the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith, hiding from the cameras and how Kate Hudson helped her maintain her privacy.
On getting through Cory’s passing:
“I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life. Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people.”
On Kate Hudson helping her following Cory Monteith’s death:
“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.”
On going away from the cameras:
“It’s very hard. And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don’t have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort.”