Ms. July to the rescue

rs_634x890-131103123035-634_Elle-Lea-Michele-Magazine-Cory_jl_110313Glee superstar Lea Michele covers ELLE for their December issue, looking fierce and fab. She let loose the first few intimate details we’ve heard about how she coped in the aftermath of Monteith’s passing, namely where she hid from the onslaught of media pressure.

“I called [Kate Hudson] and said, ‘I don’t know where I’m going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters],'” Michele told Elle. “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.”

Kate Hudson played Cassandra July, Rachel Berry’s NYADA dance professor, in the fourth season of Glee. Apparently the two grew much closer than their fictional counterparts.

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Lea also opened up about how the loss has affected her outlook on life. Read more below, directly from ELLE:

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 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.”

Read the full interview in the December issue on newsstands November 19.

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