Lea Michele lays down the dish in Allure's up and coming issue, on newsstands November 22. Thanks to the Internet, we can all try before we buy (into the interview that is).
In this exclusive talk, Lea talks about her rise to fame. Surprisingly, her storyline isn't a far cry from her "Glee" character, Rachel Berry's climb on the ladder to success. While we don't if she landed the lead role in a high school musical like Rachel, we do know that Lea was told she needed a nose job at one point --something Ryan Murphy was all too thrilled to include in the "Glee" storyline for Season 2.
The Nose Knows
After the casting director laid this bombshell, it was Lea's mother told her she didn't need a stinking nose job. Michele recalls her mother stating candidly, "'Barbra Streisand never got a nose job. You're not getting a nose job.' And this was before I really even knew who Barbra was. I just knew that she was, like, the messiah for girls like me."
Lea loves Barbara. Rachel loves Barbara. We all love Barbara.
From Broadway to Aspirations of Broadway
As Lea rose through the acting ranks on Broadway, she landed several starring gigs in some off Broadway plays before landing the role that made her famous: none other than McKinley High School's songstress, Rachel Berry.
She Can Do It Under the Table?
Now, with Rachel Berry being a household name, she is open for all sorts of rumor and innuendo. In an ultra-sexy 2010 magazine cover shoot for "Rolling Stone," Lea posed opposite co-star Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray) and the rumors immediately started flying about Lea's "eating disorder" as onlookers said she looked too skinny. According to the rumor mill, it was either an eating disorder plaguing the young actress, massive Photo-shopping or her Vegan diet was to blame. And no, she doesn't eat grass --at least, that is what she told Allure. Lea hopes to put the rumors to bed in the interview, explaining that her (then unexplainable) weight loss was a result of a surgery she had for her jaw. She is quoted as saying, "I'm half Italian. I can eat some (bleep) under the table." Now that we'd like to see.