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Lea Michele Put A Song For Cory Monteith On Her Album, So Color Me Not Surprised

Lea Michele on set filming for Glee September 2013

I really have to hand it to Lea Michele — I’ve never seen anybody do half as good a job as she is of taking advantage of a tragic situation in order to benefit her career.

The tragic situation I’m referring to, of course, is her boyfriend Cory Monteith‘s tragic death from heroin overdose back in July. I originally predicted that it would have a hugely detrimental effect on her career, as I assumed she’d elect to leave the cast of Glee and stay under the radar for a while while she recovered, but I misjudged the strength of her own ambition and dedication. Even though it’s been less than four months since his death, Lea has already successfully used the tragedy to significantly increase her own visibility. Check it out.

Not only has she stayed on Glee, but she’s also rumored to have a spin-off in the works for her character Rachel Berry, a book called Brunette Ambition, and even an album coming out in the near future, which she promises will have a song about Cory on it. Color me not surprised.

“The album was done, and the label said, ‘Do you want to add anything?’ I was like, ‘I might regret it if I don’t’. It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.”

It’s a song called ‘You’re Mine’, and it’s proof that Lea Michele is one of the most dedicated businesspeople out there. I think she misses Cory, definitely, but she’s been able to combine him in her head with the character of Finn Hudson, which I assume allows her to distance herself from the tragedy. I have no doubt that he was an important person in her life (though I suspect not actually her boyfriend, as she’d have us believe), but she’s made exclusively savvy business decisions in the months since his death instead of going the more typical emotional route.

I may not be the biggest fan of hers, but I have to respect the cold, rational choices she’s made for her career since July — her ability to put her work before her relationships is scary impressive.

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  • lajya

    why are you judging her so harshly, alexis? maybe she keeps her personal and professional life in it’s own place, and what do you expect from her? to drop everything and move away to montana? I’m sorry but it would be ridiculous if she left glee and took some time to recover. the best way to recover is to make yourself busy. and as for dedicating a song for someone. it’s not milking the opportunity but doing a humane, sweet thing.

  • guestyguestguest

    this article makes me sad :( she has a job and responsibilities to keep regardless of the fact her boyfriend died

  • unnesscary critism

    Wow talk about cold . And this whole bit Cory and her weren’t really involve is just bullshit. Not sure why people want to believe a few tumblr post from shippers . I often wonder if these folk thing the moon landing was a hoax too.

  • Tina

    I don’t know if you’ve lost a loved one but I recently lost my father and the only way I could cope was to stay busy. I started a preschool and dedicated to him in his honor because it was his dream for me to start this school and to have a family business. Does that mean I’m exploiting my fathers death to be successful? No. I’m honoring his life and love in a way that I hope lives on forever. Criticizing Lea for jumping head first into work and finding ways to honor Cory while she’s doing it does not mean she’s cold. It means she’s trying to find a way to cope and you judging her is the coldest part of this article. You should be ashamed of yourself.