Lea Michele for Harper’s Bazaar
Soon to be unemployed (maybe) Glee cast member and not-upcoming Funny Girl cast member Lea Michele casts about for a backup career by doing catalogue work.
Oh, we’re just teasing, she’s in a quite nice editorial for Harper’s.
Lea Michele featured in the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar
photographed by Mark Seliger.
On not taking a break: “I don’t stop. It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do Evita. I want to do Sweeney Todd with [Glee costar] Chris Colfer. We want to do Wicked. I’ll be Elphaba and he wants to play ‘Guy-linda.’ I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”
On her unconventional features: “I’m five foot three. I don’t look like a lot of other people, you know what I mean? I look like I’m 12. How many managers told me, ‘Get a nose job. You’re not pretty enough’? But I proved them wrong.”
On rumors that she’s a diva: “People have to remember this is all new for us. We’re all reasonably young, except for Cory [Monteith], who’s old. I’ve learned some lessons, but people are going to say what they want to say. I know who I am, and I’m not perfect.”
In other words, “Yes, I’m a diva.” The first rule of being a diva is to own being a diva, so she’s well on her way. And in pure diva fashion, she is working that face so hard she must have needed some muscle relaxers at the end of the day just to unlock it. It’s a fun editorial; the clothes are dramatic and look great on her, and she’s working that lens like it just stole her parking space.