Lea Michele explains emotions, grief

8:52 AM, Dec 12, 2013   |    comments
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USA TODAY - In her first TV interview since the death five months ago of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith, Lea Michele says on Thursday's Ellen DeGeneres show that she's "doing well."

The actress, 27 says going back to work on Glee was a huge help, although being out in the world is "pretty intense" because paparazzi are everywhere and "if you smile it's like 'she's so happy' and you know if you look sad they're like 'she's terrible.' It's just really hard there's so many different emotions and to kind of have people watching every step of the way."

She went on to say, "work is no harder than being at home and being in the house and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes. There's this is grief goes with you everyday whatever you're doing."

Michele added that she's trying to stay strong ... "I'm just trying to do my best for him because I know that that's what he would have wanted and to just do my best and to you know, hopefully make something positive for where I go in the rest of my life."

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