Lea Michele Covers December 2013 Issue of Elle

Posted on November 10, 2013

Lea Michele covers December 2013 issue of Elle

Lea Michele covers the December 2013 issue of Elle. She's wearing a Ralph Lauren cotton canvas jacket and Frame Denim jeans in the cover shot by Carter Smith. In the interview, Lea talks about how she is handling the loss of boyfriend Cory Monteith and how Kate Hudson helped her after Cory's death. She also talks about how she never expect her TV career to take off.

On How She's Handling Cory Monteith'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."

On How Kate Hudson Helper Her: "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 Why She Didn't Expect Her TV Career 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."

You can see more photos from Lea's Elle cover shoot here.

Photo: Elle