Glee's Lea Michele all smiles on glamorous photo shoot - picture

Published Tuesday, Aug 20 2013, 13:24 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lea Michele has shared a sweet picture of herself on the set of a photo shoot, smiling and looking happy following a difficult last few weeks.

The candid collage of Lea and her 'glam squad' comes after the passing of her boyfriend and Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, who died from an alcohol and heroin overdose in July.

26-year-old Lea uploaded four photos to her Twitter account on Monday (19 August), which she had arranged in a cute collage and wrote: "Beautiful shoot w/ my glam family... I love them so much! @EsteeStanley @marktownsend1 & @melaniemakeup" along with a love heart.

Lea Michele tweets picture of her getting made up for a glam photo shoot - 19 August 2013

© Twitter / Lea Michele

One of the shots sees the brunette Glee actress - who plays the character of Rachel Berry - sat in a chair and smiling as she has some blusher applied to her cheeks, while another shot shows Lea and two members of her beauty team posing for a picture in a mirror.

Once she had uploaded the collage, Lea was inundated with support and messages of love from her fans on Twitter - so much so that "#ThankYouLea" soon became a trending topic.

Touched by the gesture, she then wrote: "Such a sweet TT.. You guys are the best.. Thank you for making me smile:) Love you all"

Lea has repeatedly thanked her fans for their support during this tough time, most recently being at the Teen Choice Awards 2013, where she broke down in tears while dedicating her 'Best TV Actress – Comedy' award to late boyfriend Cory.

She said: "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has mean to me over these past difficult few weeks.

"Not that I had any doubts before but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world and I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory."

Glee's Lea Michele returns to set following Cory Monteith's death - 7 August 2013

© Twitter / Lea Michele

Lea tweeted this picture after she returned to filming for Glee

Glee producers plan to write Cory - who plays Finn Hudson - out of the show in the third episode of the upcoming series and Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly has also revealed that Cory's exit episode will directly address his personal battle with drug use.

Meanwhile, the Glee cast have been spotted back on set and Lea has admitted that it feels good to be filming again.

Earlier this month, she tweeted: "Feels so good to be home... #GleeSeason5."

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