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Monteith admitted during a joint interview with Michele in 2013 that he was "intimidated" the first time he met her. "I was intimidated because you are very talented," he told her. “I heard about this Lea Michele Sarfati, so I went on YouTube and looked at all these videos of you performing on stage, and when I met you, I was nervous. She just kind of had a different energy than everyone else there."

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