Lea Michele and 'Glee' co-stars seeks solace in filming after Cory's death

8 August 2013 / 3 years 2 months ago

Lea Michele has thrown herself back into playing her over-bearing character Rachel Berry on the teen drama just three weeks after her co-star-turned-boyfriend Cory Monteith suddenly died from a drug overdose, but she admits she feels most comfortable in that environment with the rest of the cast around her. 

She took to Twitter today (07.08.13) to post a snap of her in character, sitting on the bed, gazing at the floor, which is believed to be a preview of the upcoming season five. 

She wrote: "Feels so good to be home..."

Lea said earlier this week she couldn't wait to get her teeth stuck in to the new season and fall back into the nature of her bossy alter-ego. 

She said: "First day of glee today. And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I've missed her so much (sic)."

'Glee' bosses are doing a memorial episode for Cory - who portrayed Finn Hudson - which will reference the dangers of substance misuse.

Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said: "The third episode will write Finn out of the show.

"That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular."

Chris Colfer, who starred alongside both Michele and Monteith in Glee, hopes filming the new season of 'Glee' will help him and his co-stars get past Cory Monteith's sudden death.

The 23-year-old actor - who portrays Kurt Hummel in the comedy drama show - admits he and the rest of the cast have had a "rough few weeks" since Cory, 31, was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on July 13 due to an overdose from heroin and alcohol, but hopes the show will help them all to heal.

He told 'Live With Kelly and Michael' on Wednesday (Aug 07): "It's been a rough couple of weeks. But we're hanging in there. We're doing good.

"We started (filming) on Monday. I haven't been there yet myself, but I think it'll be good to kind of reconnect with everyone."

Cory's girlfriend of more than one year, Lea Michele, 26, tweeted her first picture from the set on Tuesday (06.08.13) and hinted getting back to work is helping her to cope with her grief, writing: "Feels so good to be home...#GleeSeason5."

The cast held a special memorial service for Cory, who was cremated in Canada, late last month in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that Emmy producers are currently planning the best way to pay tribute to Cory at the awards ceremony, which will take place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 22.

Executive producer, Ken Ehrlich, previously said: "Something that reflects an homage [is being planned, but] what the extent of that is, or how we're going to approach it... well, it's too early to tell."

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