We're not dating." On Glee, Monteith's Hudson and Michele's neurotic and self-proclaimed star Rachel Berry are involved in a complicated love quadrangle that also includes former Cheerios cheerleader Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) and footballer Puck (Mark Salling). One thing that Monteith thinks would make matters worse: Transporting their relationships from the small screen to reality -- like Gossip Girl's Penn Badgley and Blake Lively. That seems like it would be tricky," Monteith said.
It's messy with pregnancy, lies and two baby daddies for one baby. Salling, on the other hand, only wants to keep the rumor mill running. Every little word is true," he said of the behind-the-scenes relationship stories.
Four years ago, aside from her own celebrity status as an actress best known for Broadway turned star of Fox's , which upon arrival became one of the most talked about shows on TV, Michele was one half of a beloved onscreen couple that also happened to be the real deal in real life.
It was unfair, it was tragic and, ultimately, there was no way she could have reacted that would have satisfied everybody who was watching.creator Ryan Murphythat she had to go back to work, no question."They're my family," she explained.
"What people also don't understand is that going to work is no harder than being at home and being in the house and opening up a closet and seeing a pair of shoes.
There's this is grief goes with you everyday, whatever you're doing—when there are great moments, when there are hard moments—so I'd rather be at work with the people who I love that are going through it."[Being on the set] obviously has it's own triggers, but at the end of the day, I feel so safe there," she added.
Yet although neither drugs nor alcohol were mentioned in the episode, addiction wasn’t completely glossed over.
At the very end, after a simple placard bearing Monteith’s name flashed on the screen in a moment of silence, some of the stars of the show encouraged viewers who are struggling with addiction to get help.
It’s one moment in his whole life,” said the character’s step-brother Kurt (Colfer) in the opening scene, apparently speaking on behalf of creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and setting up an hour-long waiting game where you thought they had to, at some point, reveal the cause. Back in August, Murphy himself explained the omission: “At one point, we were going to have his character die [of] an accidental drug overdose, but we decided [against that]. When no overt ones were dropped, it was time for us to grasp at straws – step-dad Burt (Mike O’Malley) breaking down and saying he wished he had hugged his step-son more, does that point to suicide? The most obvious reason to gloss over the “how” is because the show didn’t want to tarnish the character’s image (or further muddle Monteith’s now-polarizing legacy).