I ventured inside and spotted Lea wearing a sequined dress and circled by reporters. Her publicist told me to jump in, as Lea was leaving, like, five minutes ago. I got into the huddle as Lea was explaining what she knows about Rachel’s storyline this season.
“I know I’m going to have some great stuff with Darren Criss,” she said. “I know I’m going to be in the school musical, I can’t say what it is though. So for me, I know some little things. I’m really excited about them. I think the Rachel and Finn thing will be kind of a mature storyline between the two of them. Less of on and off breakups and more of an honest thing — she wants to go to New York, she wants to leave this small town.”
Someone asked about guest stars, and she said she loved Gwyneth Paltrow, later referring to her as “GP,” but she wouldn’t pick a favorite. Then I asked my super hard-hitting question: “How do you feel about your lesbian fans? We all thought it was hilarious you Tweeted about your love of The Real L Word.”
“OK, listen to me,” Lea said. “It’s become a little bit of an obsession. Do you guys watch that show? it’s a little raunchy, I will tell you. I don’t let my boyfriend watch it with me. The other day he sat on the couch and tried to watch it with me and I was like ‘You have to go into the office.’ He’s like, ‘What, I can’t watch this with you?’ I said, ‘Absolutely not. This is my guilty pleasure. I love it!’ So it’s like a serious thing in our household right now. I love that show. I absolutely adore it. They’re all stunning. Where are all these women? Where do they come from? I don’t understand. Out of nowhere.”
“West Hollywood,” I informed her.
“West Hollywood? Jesus!”
But she adores her lesbian fans, telling me, “Baby, I’m from New York. That’s all I gotta say about that. Before I say something my publicist gets upset about! [Laughs]“
Publicists, ruiners of fun.
Unfortunately, Lea had to leave and Dianna Agron wasn’t at the event, so my job there was done.