Lea Michele taped an interview with Ellen DeGeneres this week.
And although Michele is promoting her first solo album, conversation inevitably turned to the death of boyfriend Cory Monteith in July and how she's dealing with such a tragedy.
"I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise," Michele says. "And that’s what I'm just trying to do my best for him because I know that that's what he would have wanted... [to] hopefully make something positive for where I go in the rest of my life."
Glee Season 5 is on hiatus until February, but Lea will be busy during that time with her upcoming CD.
She says the tracks on it were influenced by Monteith.