After that, it was time for the requisite emotional Cory Monteith interview, which was (as expected) totally heartbreaking.
In particular, she talked about the decision to return to work on the set of Glee while the grief was still so fresh: “What people also don’t understand is that going to work is no harder than being at home,” she said. “And being in the house, and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes. Grief goes with you every day, whatever you’re doing. When there’s great moments, when there’s hard moments. So for me, I’d rather be at work with the people I love who are going through the same thing. Obviously, it has its own triggers, but at the end of the day, I feel so safe there.”
Just try to make it through this one without tearing up, at least a little.
Watch the performance up top, then see her interview below.
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