Kate Hudson helped Lea Michele get through Cory Monteith's death.

The actress, who guest starred on "Glee" as dance teacher Cassandra July, let her former castmate Michele hide out at her house when she wanted to avoid the media.

I hate the media.

"I called (Kate Hudson) and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed (with reporters),'" Michele told Elle. "She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing. No one knew I was there. I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me."

Michele, 27, is on the cover of Elle for its December issue.

Michele also told the magazine about how she has taken time to heal and cope.

Kate Hudson in "You, Me and Dupree."
Kate Hudson in "You, Me and Dupree." (Melissa Moseley/Universal Studios )

"I never thought I would be in this position in my whole life," she said. "Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that's what I'm going to try to do. I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people."

Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel in Vancouver in July. He died from a drug overdose, officially referred to as mixed drug toxicity.

Michele said little about Monteith's passing until she opened up to TV Week Australia in October, saying, "I really woke up every single day feeling like I was being in some sort of spell or something, that I was lucky enough to have him in my life. I feel like what happened with (Monteith's death) was (minuscule) in the scheme of who he was and his life."


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"There was no greater man than Cory," she said, "so for the time we spent together I consider myself very lucky."

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