Lea Michele is helping Marie Claire get a fierce start to the New Year by covering the magazine’s January 2013 issue. The Glee star looks downright striking as she poses for photographer Andreas Sjodin in to-die-for DKNY shoes (shown above), a gorgeous Jason Wu skirt and even an Eres bodysuit with a Stella McCartney blazer thrown over it. Head below for an on-set look and behind-the-scenes interview. Plus, see what Lea had to say about those diva rumors, what karaoke song she slays and where she sees herself in five years.
“I hope to get to play all the divas,” Lea tells Marie Claire on the set of her photo shoot. Watch:
On those pesky diva rumors: “I can assure you that [the diva rumors] aren’t real. It’s super-frustrating sometimes, and I used to fight back, but now I feel like, You can think what you want about me — that’s OK. I have the most amazing fans, friends, and family members who have stood by me, and I know that my cast and crew really enjoy working with me. That’s all that matters.”
On her “feud” with Kate Hudson: Kate called Lea and said, “‘I just heard about that, and it f**king sucks. I want you to know I think you’re amazing.’…[Lea] told her, ‘I love you, and I adore you. Thank you so much for creating a human moment with me.’” [Ed. note: Insert eyeroll here.]
Her five-year plan: “In five years, I believe the show will be over, and I would hope to be doing movies — regular ones, not just musicals. Film is an itch I have yet to scratch.”
For more from Lea’s interview with Marie Claire, head here.