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Late last night, Lea Michele tweeted an understandably somber-looking photo from the set of Glee’s upcoming fifth season, which began filming this month in the wake of Cory Monteith’s death.
It was the latest tease of sorts from the 26-year-old actress; on Monday she also told fans she “couldn’t have picked a more beautiful & perfect song to start the year with,” without actually revealing the title.
Privacy is, of course, a big deal for the show as it tries to incorporate the loss of Monteith, who died in July of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, into its plot. Last month, the show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, told Deadline they’d shoot the first two episodes already written “so that people can physically go back to work.”
“We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn’s character and follow that with a long hiatus,” he continued. “I don’t know how exactly we will come back, and we are trying our best with this attempt at damage control. We are planning a memorial for the cast and crew sometime this week on the Paramount lot.”
Michele dated Monteith on and off for years. On July 29, she thanked fans for “helping me through this time with your enormous love & support.”
“Cory will forever be in my heart,” she wrote.
There’s no denying that we’ll be seeing more of Lea Michele.
Though the actress suffered a huge loss this summer when co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith tragically passed away, the Glee star has bravely returned to work, recently seen filming a tribute to the late actor.
Given the brunette beauty will once again be gracing the TV screen – and our hearts – with her infectious smile and vivacious attitude, we’re celebrating the starlet’s 27th birthday with her most amazing looks.
Take a peek at her hottest fashion moments in the gallery, above!
Many fans may have taken to Twitter and Facebook to mourn the death of Glee star Cory Monteith, but his co-star Chris Colfer prefers to pay tribute to the actor privately.
“It’s difficult because it’s hard to mourn someone, but it’s another thing to mourn someone with the world,” he said in an interview with HuffPo Live. “I think a line needs to be drawn, because it’s really unnerving to get messages from people, from 12-year-olds in Nebraska telling you how to mourn and telling you how to pay your respects.”
“I think it’s really important for people to know that life goes on and be there for each other,” he continued. “I don’t know if there’s anything else you can do.”
And life has continued.
Aside from the cast returning to returning to work to film the fifth season of Glee, Monteith’s girlfriend and co-star, Lea Michele, has broken her silence since the actor’s tragic passing. She recently tweeted:
Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/XVlZnh9vOc
– Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 29, 2013
Cory Monteith arrived in our homes in 2009 in a happy burst of music, color and youth called Glee.
The news of his death in a Vancouver hotel room comes with the shock of someone dying at only age 31 (he seemed more like 22) – and also with the realization that he takes with him that music, color and youth.
Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).
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But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.
The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.
At least that’s how Monteith strikes me now – perhaps I’d already begun to adjust my ideas about him after he entered rehab earlier this year for substance abuse. These shadows filter into your perceptions, especially your perceptions of an actor still so early in his career – and associated with a show as bright as Glee.
Miss him already.
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LEA MICHELE “has been grieving” with boyfriend CORY MONTEITH‘s family following the actor’s tragic passing, according to the latest Hollywood news.
While a lot of celebrities and “Glee” co-stars have expressed their grief and sorrow on Twitter over Cory‘s tragic and untimely death, his girlfriend Lea Michele has yet to make a public statement-although her rep did release one immediately after news broke of his death, asking the media to respect the actress’ privacy at this difficult time.
Following the results of Cory‘s autopsy, which revealed that the cause of his death was a “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” Lea‘s rep issued another statement (furnished to PEOPLE):
“Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory‘s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them… They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory‘s family.”
Lea famously encouraged and stood by Cory in April as he went through yet another stint in rehab for substance abuse, which he completed later that month.
The couple had been dating for over a year.
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