Glee star, Lea Michele posed for some racy pictures for photographer, Terry Richardson, completely upending the goody-two-shoes image she has with her pals.
“My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma’s killing it right now. I’m pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay?” Lea told a reporter from V Magazine where the photo spread appears.
In the accompanying interview, Lea talks about recording her new album, Louder, due out on March 4, and how making music has helped her grieve the passing of her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July.
Lea wrote one of the album’s tracks, “If You Say So,” as a tribute to Cory. “It’s the only song that no one’s heard,” said Lea. “I can’t talk about it until people hear it. It’s just one of those things where I understand what it means and you can take it or leave it. That song is for me.”
Check out more from the interview at more photos at VMagazine.com
ETA: Yes, Lea has been posing for racy photos for eons, beginning with the Lolita-like GQ shoot she, and some of her other Glee pals participated in during season 1 of the show. It was controversial because the stars were depicted more or less as the characters they played only scantily clad and in provocative poses. Dianna Agron later apologized in a tumblr post. Lea did not. This is probably the raciest pose she’s ever struck (well, maybe other than her recent bare assed potted plant photo). But remember, back when she starred on Broadway in Spring Awakening, she bared her breasts every night. She’s no stranger to stripping down. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Her single “Cannonball” and weekly buzz singles from Louder have hardly made a dent on the charts. And Rolling Stone gives Lea debut 1 1/2 stars. Ouch.
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