on November 4, 2013 - 12:47pm
Lea Michele is ELLE magazine's December 2013 cover girl. The 27-year-old is featured on the cover looking very rock and roll, wearing a white cotton canvas Ralph Lauren jacket and a pair of distressed Frame Denim jeans with a fabulous vintage metal and leather Chanel belt.
For her accompanying editorial Lea is photographed in various on trend California cool pieces from Prabal Gurung, Derek Lam, Emilio Pucci and Tom Ford.
The Glee star, who tragically lost her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith a few months ago opens up in her interview about how she is handling the loss and how Kate Hudson helped her during the difficult time.
Lea on how she’s handling Cory's death: “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.”
Lea on relying on Kate Hudson after losing Cory: “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.”
Lea on taking time to heal: “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.”
Lea on why she never expected her career in television to take off: “I was told my whole life I would never do television because I was too ethnic. I was 100 percent focused and ready to be the best in the world [of Broadway] I was in.”
What do you think of Lea's cover? Will you be picking up a copy when it hits newsstands November 19th?
~Christy Pastore @christypastore