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Lea Michele Returns To Glee Without Cory Monteith

August 07, 2013 03:08 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Cory Monteith’s death initially cast doubt on whether Glee would be able to begin filming for season five. But stars such as Glee Project mentor Lea Michele were eager to continue with the season in hopes of finding some healing through acting and singing.

The prospect of a full season of Glee without Cory Monteith’s crooked smile seems too difficult for the show’s fans to handle, so we can only imagine how tough it must be for the show’s stars to return to the set less than a month after the actor died from an alcohol and heroin overdose. But many of the show’s cast members feel that acting is the best way to work through the pain. Based on what Glee creator Ryan Murphy has hinted thus far, it looks like Glee’s characters will be forced to say goodbye to their good friend Finn Hudson, just as the individuals portraying them have had to pay their respects to Cory.

Last week, that on-set grieving process began in earnest, with the cast returning to the studio to begin filming season five. Lea told Twitter followers that she was glad to return to her beloved Rachel Berry persona because she’s “missed her so much.” She also offered fans a very open-ended teaser about the premiere of the fifth season, explaining, “Couldn’t have picked a more beautiful & perfect song to start the year with.” We’re assuming that song will be a tribute to Cory/Finn, but no explanation from Lea just yet.

Yesterday, Lea offered yet another social media update, tweeting, “Feels so good to be home.” She also added a picture of herself on set, looking somber in what appears to be Rachel’s New York City apartment.

Any predictions as to how Glee will approach Cory Monteith’s absence? Feel free to share them in the comments section below!

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Photo Credit: Lea Michele Twitter

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