In a heartbreaking tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, Lea Michele shared a photograph Friday of her, in character, wearing a necklace adorned with the name "Finn":
According to Us Weekly, Michele had been on the "Glee" set when she snapped the moving selfie. She and the rest of the "Glee" crew reportedly started filming the memorial episode to Monteith and his on-screen alter ego, Finn Hudson, this past week.
Sources told E! Online that the tribute episode will be "gut-wrenching." "You will cry from beginning to end," said one insider.
Actress Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester on the hit Fox show, told E! that filming the memorial episode will be "awful" for the "Glee" family. "It's gonna be terrible. It has to be done but it's gonna be awful," she said.
Earlier this week, Lynch said this about the upcoming episode:
Since Monteith's tragic July 13 death, friends and co-stars of the Canadian actor have shown their love for the young man with a variety of moving tributes. A day after the 31-year-old was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, his "Glee" co-star Matthew Morrison dedicated the song "What I Did For Love" from "A Chorus Line" to Monteith during a concert in New York City.
Michele, who dedicated her recent award at the Teen Choice Awards to Monteith, has also been spotted wearing a "Cory" nameplate necklace in memory of her late boyfriend.
"We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart," Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on "Glee," told the audience tearfully as she accepted the award for "Choice TV Actress: Comedy" earlier this month.
The upcoming season of "Glee" is scheduled to premiere on FOX Sept. 26. Monteith's tribute episode will air Oct. 10, according to Us Weekly.