As we approach the Finn Hudson memorial episode of Glee, spoke up about the emotional process of returning to work. Michele was girlfriend and co-star to sadly deceased , who passed away in July.
Michele opened up to TV Week Australia, saying:
For me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn. We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic.
Fortunately, Michele has a very strong support system available to her in the Glee cast, and is able to work in a sympathetic environment.
Everyone is asking: ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’, but the truth is it’s no harder at work than it is in life, so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.
It sounds like the young star has a wise head on her shoulders, choosing to focus on the wonderful relationship she and Monteith had, rather than the tragic circumstances of his passing.
I woke up every single day feeling like I was in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life. There was no greater man than Cory, so for the time we spent together, I consider myself very lucky.
The Finn Hudson Memorial episode of Glee will air Thursday, October 10 on Fox.