Lea Michele Wrote a Sweet Love Letter to Jonathan Groff

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele

Glee star Lea Michele isn’t shy about her emotions for fellow actor Jonathan Groff. The two have been shut buddies for a few years, so she devoted a bit of her e-book to him to indicate her appreciation. Here are the candy issues she mentioned about Groff.

Lea Michele says Jonathan Groff confirmed her what an actual friend is

Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

In her e-book, Brunette Ambition, Lea Michele says she didn’t totally perceive what a finest friend is till she met Jonathan Groff. Her relationship with him helped her see what true friendship is about.

“When I decided to write this book, I knew I couldn’t do it without devoting an entire section to Jonathan Groff,” wrote Michele. “He’s my best friend in the entire world—in fact, it’s fair to say that I didn’t understand the concept until I met him. He’s been through more ups and downs with me than anyone else. He’s like a brother, and I love him like crazy.”

Lea Michele first met Jonathan Groff at an audition for ‘Spring Awakening’

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Michele and Groff first met once they have been auditioning for roles within the play “Spring Awakening.” The Glee actor mentioned Groff didn’t have an awesome sense of fashion. According to her, his pants have been too quick, his hair wasn’t proper, and his shirt wasn’t crisp. Here’s how Michele described that day:

We wanted to discover a man to play Melchior. And in walked Jonathan Groff, this child from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, sporting denims that have been method too quick and a shirt that had clearly been washed when it wanted to have been dry-cleaned. And the gel! His hair was as laborious as a rock. I checked out him and thought, ‘What a sweet boy, but he’s by no means going to get this half.’

I helped him that day as a result of it was clear that he was the nicest individual. I can’t take a lot credit score as a result of there was an enormous quantity of expertise beneath the badly becoming outfit and hair gel! Not solely did he get the half, however he ended up getting a Tony nomination and the launchpad for an extremely profitable profession.

Lea Michele in ‘Brunette Ambition’

Lea Michele says Jonathan Groff helped her put herself ‘together’

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Michele says she’s grateful for Groff’s presence in her life. In her e-book, Michele says she feels free to be herself round him and she or he by no means feels judged. Her e-book dedication is a thank-you letter to Groff for all of the laughter, good instances, and help.  

“To this day, I’ve never met someone who has understood me more than Jonathan—I can completely be myself, with all my different quirks, and never feel judged,” wrote Michele. “I’ve laughed harder, and cried harder, with Jonathan than I have with anyone else. We’ve been kicked out of Broadway shows for falling into fits of giggles in the audience, and I’ve literally shown up on his doorstep with my heart broken. He always helps me put myself together.”

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