On newsstands next Wednesday (August 10), the “Glee” actress posed for a stunning fashion spread shot by famed photographer Mark Seliger while opening up about her career plans, castmates, and her relationship with her boyfriend, Theo Stockman.
Highlights from Lea’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Harper’s Bazaar!
On her career:
“I don’t stop,” Lea says. “It’s my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway…. I want to do movies, make music. Glee is only the beginning.”
She gets called out for her unconventional features all the time, but Lea doesn’t let it bother her; if anything, she’s used to it:
“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 like her character:
“People have to remember this is all new for us,” Lea says. “We’re all reasonably young, except for Cory [Monteith], who’s old.” (He’s 29.) “I’ve learned some lessons,” she continues. “But people are going to say what they want to say. I know who I am, and I’m not perfect.”
Lea and her boyfriend, Theo Stockman, lead a quiet existence in West Hollywood:
“I have a small life,” she says. Besides hanging out with her Glee castmates—“I just want to be around them all day”—on a typical night, she and Stockman “cook dinner, have wine.”
Here are the shoot pics: