Lea Moving On After Cory’s Death, But Still Talks About Him

by | October 9, 2013 at 9:47 AM | Glee, TV News

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, seen last June -- five weeks before his death (Photo: Getty Images)

By Nicole Eggenberger

Lea Michele’s heart is on the mend.

The 27-year-old “Glee” star is slowly moving on after her boyfriend (and co-star) Cory Monteith’s fatal drug overdose.

In the new issue of Us Weekly, a source says Michele was heard talking with friends about a cute boy at a recent Hollywood party.

“She was excited he was coming,” the insider reveals.

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Still, Michele continues to grieve over the death of her love of more than a year, who died July 13 at age 31. “She talks about Cory constantly,” a source says of the actress, who covers Bob Dylan’s emotional ballad “Make You Feel My Love” on this week’s episode of “Glee” — the long-awaited tribute to Monteith and the character he played, Finn Hudson. The episode airs Thursday (Oct. 10) at 9/8c on Fox.

“She tries to remember the good times,” the source said.

Lea Michele sings “Make You Feel My Love” in this preview clip for this week’s “Glee”:

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Michele offered her input to “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy when he and his team were writing the tribute episode, titled “The Quarterback.” “Lea wants it to reflect the truth, to warn people what can happen,” a source said at the time.

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Murphy recently told The Wrap that the experience of filming the memorial episode was “very rough” for Michele, as well as the rest of the cast.

“Almost everything in that episode is from the first take of every performance, because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it,” he said. “I’ve never seen a crew where you can’t continue shooting because they left the room sobbing.”

READ MORE AT USMAGAZINE.COM.