The past few weeks have been beyond difficult for Lea Michele in the wake of her boyfriend Cory Monteith’s death, and to this point she has remained silent in the public eye. However, she may have had a nice opportunity to heal recently courtesy of a memorial that many of her co-stars and “Glee” crew members had with her last week, not long before the show is going to start shooting its delayed fifth season.
For this memorial, a source close to HollywoodLife says that there were around 200 people in attendance, and that the event was therapeutic for many of them. While there was understandably an ocean of tears, there were also moments of laughter and reflection as people brought up their favorite moments of Cory and his character of Finn. Meanwhile, the source also explained that Lea in particular was appreciative of all of the support that was around her:
“Everyone made time for Lea and talked to her and cried with her — she was shellshocked, but was very happy to be surrounded by her peers. It was exactly what she needed.”
Filming for the series will resume next week, and this is something that was at least in part her decision, feeling as though the show needed to go on so that the crew would have a paycheck to support their families. Also, making “Glee” moving forward may be the best way to celebrate Cory’s memory. His death will be handled specifically in the third episode, which should air on Thursday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.
If you do want to hear how some of Lea’s “Glee” co-stars, including Chris Colfer and Darren Criss, are trying to unwind in the middle of this difficult time, our advice is just to visit the link here.