A month before the death of her Glee co-star, and real life boyfriend, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele spoke with Marie Claire Mexico about their personal and professional relationship.
“It’s more interesting having a relationship with someone you work with because we get more attention because we play boyfriend and girlfriend on the show and we are also in real life. But he is the best person I know, he has made my life so incredible and I am so thankful for him and not only to have him as a partner but also as a coworker.”
The young actress continued to say that in a relationship, “It is important to have someone that supports you and encourage you, someone that makes you feel that you are unstoppable, that you can do anything in the world because you have him.”
It’s bittersweet reading that quote now, as the cover story is about to hit newsstands on July 30–a mere 2 1/2 weeks after the actor was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room from a toxic mixture of heroin and alcohol.
During the Mexican shoot, Lea received a surprise visit from Cory. Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America Editor-in-Chief Ariadne Grant said:
“Lea Michele arrived early with her beauty team and her agent and was always professional, dedicated and her experience was obvious on the photo shoot but showed another side of her personality, softer and more innocent, on the interview when she got all excited with some questions, she said she loved Mexico so much. That side was even more evident when Cory showed up almost at the end of the session, she was very happy about him being there.”
Grant added, “Cory showed up in great spirits and was very nice to everybody there; he even took pictures with whoever asked for it. He just asked for a Coke and stayed there watching the shooting until it was done. They were both very nice and obviously happy and in love, we are very disrupted by the unfortunate and untimely events. Our thoughts are with Lea.”
Reportedly, the Glee cast will get together this week on the Paramount lot for a memorial service in Cory’s honor. Glee season 5 premieres a week later than originally schedule, September 26 on FOX.
Via E News