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Lea Michele on fame: 'I was a ballsy little kid'

'Glee' beauty Lea Michele has admitted that her first audition was something she initiated herself at just 8-years-old and she had no nerves before or during the big moment. 

Speaking to We Love Pop about her passion for the arts, she explained that as soon as she realised her vocal ability was something worth showing off about she wanted to get in front of a panel so tried out for a role in the well-loved musical, 'Les Miserables':

"When I was eight and I auditioned for 'Les Miserables' [was when I realised I could sing]. My friend was auditioning and I wanted to too. Mum was like, 'You can't sing', but I'd never tried!"

"After the audition I said, 'I think they really like me'. She said if we ever hear from them again, it will be a miracle. I was a ballsy little kid. I felt no fear at all."

Michele, who has since launched a solo career outside of her role on 'Glee', added that she has always been headstrong and outspoken: "I am a very outspoken person, and if something makes me uncomfortable, you will know that it makes me uncomfortable. But that's as a far as it goes. I can assure that [diva rumours] aren't real. It's super frustrating sometimes, and I used to fight back, but now I feel like, 'You can think what you want to think about me - that's OK."



Watch Michele performing her single 'Cannonball' below: