One of the things she admits is that she likes making people uncomfortable. When she was in the play Spring Awakening – she had to perform nude every night.
She explained, “When I was in Spring Awakening, every night I had to do this nude scene. I always loved to find the one person who I knew was going to be uncomfortable–who throughout the show was cringing in their seat–and when [co-star] Jonathan Groff would undo my top, I loved it!”
Being in Glee seems to be a natural choice for her because she grew up with gay friends.
“I grew up in a very, very different world than a lot of people did. Everyone I knew was gay–the weirdos were the straight people. Obviously we don’t just deal with homosexuality on Glee, but nothing shocks me. Nothing.”
The 25-year-old also addressed the diva rumors.
She said, “I think I was fighting so hard to change [representations of my personality], that I was not really being myself. [But] I came to a place where I’m much happier personally in my life and because of that I really don’t feel like I need to explain anything or be anything. I’m really proud of who I am.”
Asked about her on and off screen relationship with co-star Corey Monteith she was vague and stated, “We were Finn and Rachel before–I feel like they come first.”
Lea also shared that she knew Glee would be a special show.
She commented, “When the show first started I knew immediately that it was so special. But so much was happening for us so quickly that it was very much a whirlwind. And I don’t know what happened, but when this third season finished, I fell madly in love with it again.”