Lea Michele, on her boobs: “they asked if they could come out, I was like, all right”

Lea Michele covers the January issue of Marie Claire. The publishers sent us some advance quotes from her interview, and she had me rolling my eyes as usual. I did like some of what Lea said about how in love she is, and how much her boyfriend, Cory Montieth, supports her. She sounds like she adores Cory and is grateful to have him in her life. She also sounds as full of herself as we’ve come to expect from her. (See this interview, and these two incidents among others.) Lea addresses the diva rumors, which she’s done before in almost the exact same way, and she also denies that she was in a feud with Kate Hudson when they worked together on Glee. That part of the interview is particularly funny to me, as is the part where she talks to her boobs. I mean funny ridiculous, not intentionally funny.

On the diva rumors
“I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes be uncomfortable, but that’s as far as it goes. I can assure you that [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 to think 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 a rumored feud with Kate Hudson
This past summer the glossies practically licked their lips relaying work of an on-set feud between Michele and Glee guest star Kate Hudson, who is alleged to have called the stint a nightmare – a rumor Michele flatly denies. She says that when Hudson heard what the tabloids were saying, she called Michele and told her, “I just heard about that, and it f**king sucks. I want you to know I think you’re amazing.” After that, Michele adds, Hudson went “straight to the top of my list because it was so classy of her to take a minute to [address the rumor], even though we both knew it was the biggest piece of crap in the whole world. I told her ‘I love you, and I adore you. Thank you so much for creating a human moment with me.’”

On her boyfriend Cory Monteith
She recently confirmed that she’s dating Cory Monteith, her strapping 6’3’’ costar, better known as Finn Hudson, also her love interest on the show: “I don’t even remember a time when he wasn’t my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory. No one knows what it’s been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther. He makes me feel like I can do anything. For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.”

She talks to her boobs like they have personalities
What gives with the new J.Lo vibe?: “These babies are great” [she jokes, pointing to her breasts]. They are my prizewinners. For a while they were out and about, showing off on Broadway every night, then they came to L.A. and were like, ‘No one else looks like me here!’ They were nervous to make their appearance but feel they’ve earned their place. So they asked if they could come out, and I was like, ‘All right, you guys.’ They definitely rose to the occasion, so I’m going to continue to give them more opportunities.”

[From Marie Claire]

Kaiser and I had a very amusing email exchange about this, and she could see joking about talking to one’s boobs. She has a great rack, though, and I’m flat chested. It would never occur to me to give my boobs any kind of personality or voice. They’re shy, and I try to boost them with padding and such, but they’re not separate entities, nor will they ever be. I just spent way too much time looking through photos of Lea Michele on the red carpet. She doesn’t show her boobs all the time, but she’s been bringing them out quite a bit lately. This reminds me that there were rumors that she got a boob job when she was looking particularly busty in May. So maybe that’s why she considers her boobs as separate – they’re new.

Also, wasn’t that hilarious how she claims to have responded to Kate Hudson reaching out to her? She says she told Kate “I love you, and I adore you. Thank you so much for creating a human moment with me.” Who the hell claims to talk like that? Who the hell claims to talk to their boobs? Crazy divas, that’s who.

Lea is shown on 11-29 and 10-15. Credit: WENN.com

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  1. littlestar says:

    What the heck is on her chest in the gold dress picture??? Makeup to cover up a zit?

  2. littlestar says:

    Repost as my first comment doesn’t seem to have gone through… What the heck is on her chest? Cover up for a zit???

  3. Emmy says:

    Nahh, not necessarily (in regards to the ‘who talks like that? crazy divas’). People who’ve grown up in theatre talk like that too. OTT and melodramatic. It can be kind of cute actually. She’s never really struck a diva chord with me. I feel like she’s just a theatre weirdo (I can say that– I’m in recovery) who grew up in that kind of environment, learned to express herself with melodramatic people who speak in a melodramatic way. I think she’s harmless, maybe even sweet, if self-absorbed, just like most of the theatre kids I grew up with.

    • lunabell says:


      I like her – she can be annoying as sh*t, but I don’t think it ever comes from a bad place. Like you said, it just seems like it comes from a habit of being over the top and theatrical. I think she gets into trouble because it’s harder for people to “get” her if they’ve never experienced that theater environment.

      And personally, I can appreciate someone who is a bit self-absorbed (though not overly so). She’s uber-talented and I’d rather see young women be confident about their skills than play the false-modesty game.

    • Anastasia says:

      Exactly. I work backstage in theater and every actor or artist I’ve ever worked with says something like this every once in a while. Hell, I’VE probably said something this pretentious at some point. It’s just the product of the unreal existence of the entertainment business. Not necessarily good or bad, it’s just the way it is.

  4. merski says:

    “I love you, and I adore you. Thank you so much for creating a human moment with me.”


  5. RN says:

    I like the fact that she never got rhinoplasty. She must’ve received a lot of pressure to change her nose along the way. It seems kind of sad that I have to congratulate actresses on keeping their original body parts and having wrinkled skin, but that’s where we are today as a society.

  6. Abby says:

    As ridic as Glee is lately, she looks absolutely stunning this season. Gorgeous.

    And yes, I still watch this show. Don’t judge.

  7. Emmy says:

    Also, unrelated to my previous comment, I REALLY wish she would stop contouring her cheekbones so dramatically. It makes her face look so masculine. I don’t think she’s unattractive at all, but I really hate her makeup artist.

  8. Aubra says:

    She wants attention and goes about it all wrong, she’s that girl who wasn’t popular or bullied but wanted to fit in…

  9. Mew says:

    I guess she tries to be funny but fails pretty hard.

  10. RobN says:

    How come she hasn’t faded away by now? She really needs to.

  11. yael says:

    it always annoys me the way she refers to the cast and crew of glee as “her cast and crew”.

    also – she’s posing like a pageant girl in the third photo down. way too hard.

  12. Maya says:

    “It would never occur to me to give my boobs any kind of personality or voice.”

    Best sentence ever.

  13. Skipper says:

    I think the boob conversation is cute.

  14. Jag says:

    How old is she? She looks about 40 in most of those pictures. The boob conversation is odd to me. lol

    • I.want.shoes says:

      In most of the pictures, she looks like a harsh Italian woman in her mid-40s. It’s probably due to the severe makeup and bitch face. The exception is the 2nd picture, in which I think she actually for once looks cute.

      • Minty says:

        Yes, the makeup is really heavy and whoever was responsible went crazy with the bronzer/contouring. Instead of using makeup to accentuate her features, they spackled a mask on her face. I can’t take her modeling seriously. Lea tries too hard with the posing and she’s giving so much “Blue Steel” in the Marie Claire photos.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    – I am a bit tired of people posing in their panties; hers look like a KMart Blue Light special or Hanes. Especially panties and a blazer. I was looking at magazines and couldn’t believe how many covers are like that.I don’t like the black dress with her ass showing , either. Love the light pinkish/peach dress.

  16. MaiGirl says:

    I really just find this woman so unappealing. It sucks because she really is a talented singer, and I agree with the above poster who admires her for keeping her original nose. However, she is just so vapid and try-hard. She’s that chick in your office who you want to be nice to but she’s just so annoying!

  17. RobN says:

    As women, we all know some guy who refers to his penis by a name and we all think that is weird and creepy. It’s not really any cuter when it’s a chick and her boobs.

  18. lylaooo says:

    i dont like her as an actress..and her style!.. she thinks is a diva

  19. Sassy says:

    I just can’t with this chick. She annoys the shit outta me.

  20. Chordy says:

    I know I’m in a minority around here, but I love her. As mentioned above, she just talks like someone who grew up in theater. I grew up in theater (with dancers for the most part, who are SUPER into creating “human moments”), so I have a high tolerance for it. She’s also the real deal when it comes to talent. I think that Marie Claire spread is beautiful. Plus, I’m kind of a Finchel shipper, so I love that they’re together in real life.

  21. Morgan says:

    Ugh, way too much make-up happening in the event pics. =\

  22. Booboocita says:

    Awwww, c’mon … don’t be hating. My boobs talk to me all the time. Mostly they say things like, “Why can’t you find us a decent bra? We’re big girls! We hurt! We need proper support! Would it kill you to wear an underwire once in a blue moon?” And, “What’s with the modesty? You can’t flash us around from time to time? People would like us if you got us out more! Why you gotta wear turtlenecks?” Um — because it’s winter? Y’know, now that I think about it, I wish they’d shut the hell up.

  23. Dani says:

    She sounds like the worlds biggest clinger when it comes to her boyfriend. “I don’t even remember a time when he wasn’t my boyfriend.” YIKES.

  24. tabasco says:

    that’s exactly what happened with me and the 2 cute guys at the bar last night.

    p.s. i like what she’s wearing on the cover. too bad it’s her wearing it.

  25. duncecap says:

    one thing about her look weirds me out. I think she has sharp cheekbones, but is she ALSO wearing contouring??? I’d say its drag queen makeup but that would insult drag queens

  26. TheOneAndOnly says:

    Well, she may as well talk about her boobs, because, God knows, no one talks about Glee anymore (Remember Glee, you hardly even see it advertised?), I agree robn, she’s not that talented, but she can media whore.
    And please no more celebs on mag covers, Oh, for the 90s supermodels – they could fill a cover not this try hard.

  27. Jan says:

    She seems really fun and talented and seems to have a good sense of humor and not take herself seriously. Your desperate attempts to twist her words into a narrative you prefer are hilariously transparent though. Way to not even post the entire spread but instead post random pics from before. So pathetic rme.

  28. Mae East says:

    Something that impresses me about that relationship is that they’d worked together (likely 6 or 7 days a week) for a couple years BEFORE dating. Meaning: Dude knew what he was getting into. So, that means that she’s either not as bad as we imagine she is–or, they are soul mates.

  29. midnightmoon says:

    I didn’t realize it for a year or so but I got to see her on Broadway in Spring Awakening. I was way too embarrassed by the storyline to pay attention to the actor/singers until afterwards. She was brilliant. A real standout in a totally talented young cast. Blew me away. Now that I’ve adjusted to the content I wish I could hit rewind and see them all again.

    Funniest part. Her costar was quite adorable and a great singer, but he literally sprayed for a couple feet every time he sang. Could not deal so I stopped watching. John Malkovitch in Burn This (yes I AM a lucky bitch! I’ve seen so many stars on Broadway I feel like I won the life lottery…) did the same thing. AWKWARD!

    OK, back to the real world.

  30. Nev says:

    Love her attitude. I really enjoy her.

  31. CM says:

    Think she’s talented, but she always manages to come off like a girl who is lacking in self-confidence and tries to compensate by being bitchy, rude and/or obnoxious, and labeling that behavior as being ‘empowered’. Dear Lea: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.