Lea Michele's debut album marks the former stage star's official transition to pop. But the Glee actress hasn't completely shed some of her theater habits – like being comfortable in the nude.
"I come from Broadway – everybody's naked on Broadway," Michele, who earned rave reviews as a teenager in Spring Awakening, tells Seventeen magazine for its April issue, on sale March 11.
"I like to think of myself as more granola. I'm not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I'm at my own home," she says. "Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don't tell: My neighbors will freak out!"
Though she usually remains tight-lipped about her relationship with boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith – and the pain she’s experienced since his death from an accidental drug overdose last July – Lea Michele has given a surprisingly candid interview.
Glee's much-talked-about 100th episode won't air until March, but Naya Rivera is already heating up the set.
The star posted a sexy behind-the-scenes photo to Instagram on Tuesday, captioning it "#Glee100." Rivera is seen in skimpy red lingerie and thigh-high black boots.
Her buzz-worthy, honey-colored locks – which she debuted at the People's Choice Awards – are gone, replaced by a burst of curly dark hair tucked under a hat.
Lea Michele seems to be taking this whole beach bum thing quite literally.
The year 2013 had its ups – but unfortunately it was the downs that generated the most page views on PEOPLE.com.
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy always had a vision for how the groundbreaking FOX show would end, but when Cory Monteith died in July, that vision died with him.
Murphy revealed that ending to those close to the star when he eulogized Monteith at a private memorial service shortly after his death.
Now, five months after Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, he also shares it with the world.
"The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it," Murphy discloses in an excerpt of the eulogy just published in Entertainment Weekly. "At the end of season 6, Lea [Michele]'s Rachel was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser."
Murphy had mapped it out so clearly that he even had the last line of dialogue written in his head: "Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's glee club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end."
Lea Michele is taking some time to unwind.