The TV Issue is one of NYLON Magazine's most anticipated issues of the year, jampacked with just about everything one needs to know about new TV for fall, including who the leading lady of it all will be.
As expected, NYLON picked up on all the amazingness that is Lea Michele, and with Glee entering its fourth season still on top of the ratings, Lea as their cover choice is more than suitable.
The cover story was written by Mallory Rice, and the corresponding shots were taken by NYLON Editor in Chief Marvin Scott Jarrett.
Shortly after making the Twitter announcement about their cover girl, NYLON shared some behind the scenes shots of the beautiful Lea posing playfully in fall's best.
Check out some excerpts from the interview below, and the cover and corresponding shots in the gallery above.
On making people uncomfortable:
When I was in Spring Awakening, every night I had to do this nude scene. I always loved to find the one person who I knew was going to be uncomfortable--who throughout the show was cringing in their seat--and when [co-star] Jonathan Groff would undo my top, I loved it!
On being open-minded:
I grew up in a very, very different world than a lot of people did. Everyone I knew was gay--the weirdos were the straight people. Obviously we don't just deal with homosexuality on Glee, but nothing shocks me. Nothing.
On all those diva rumors:
I think I was fighting so hard to change [representations of my personality], that I was not really being myself. [But] I came to a place where I'm much happier personally in my life and because of that I really don't feel like I need to explain anything or be anything. I'm really proud of who I am.
On her love affair with Glee:
When the show first started I knew immediately that it was so special. But so much was happening for us so quickly that it was very much a whirlwind. And I don't know what happened, but when this third season finished, I fell madly in love with it again.
Be sure to get your hands on the TV issue when it hits the stands tomorrow.