Be the leader in Funny girl on Broadway, it seems Lea Michele has really come into her own, but she says feeling confident in your own skin is something that takes time.
the Old delight the star revealed in an interview with Town & Country this week that as a young actress growing up in the industry, “people will tell me to get my nose done, that I’m not pretty enough for movies and TV.” But these days, she says that everything that has recently happened in her career has been “all an incredible dream on top of an incredible dream” culminating in the opportunity to close. as Fanny Brice in Funny girl comes from Barbra Streisand in 1964, and won her an Oscar for the 1968 film adaptation. Michele said: “She was an icon in my life.
So imagine Michele’s surprise when she actually received a handwritten letter from the music legend. “It was a surreal and wonderful moment. The fact that she acknowledged my performance – I could cry. i called Jonathan [Groff] and Ryan Murphy sobbing,” she recalled. When asked if Streisand hinted in the note that she’d also remake the movie, the actor laughed, “I haven’t thought about that, but now you’ve put it in space.” And although she won’t reveal the exact content of the letter, she did say, “It’s a beautifully handwritten letter that I will treasure. She is extremely free. It does exist. It happened, and now I feel like a lot of dreams can come true.”
According to Michele, get to work with her Funny girl costar Ramin Karimloo is also a dream come true, as she explains, “It’s like playing tennis with someone as good as you. It’s thrilling and our voices match well. And although she wakes up excited to go to work every day, she says that after her show, “calming down isn’t as hard as you might think. I am really happy to be back home.” Michele admits that she looks forward to her nightly ritual of two slices of toast with lots of butter eaten in bed, “and I’ll be asleep in two minutes.” She added, “This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s also the best. And I never thought it would happen.”