Glee' stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele may be TV's hottest couple, but off-screen, they're just a couple of kids who feel very lucky to be doing what they love.
The duo, who appear on the cover of December's Teen Vogue, talk about how their friendship has grown since starting the show and how they're handling the pressures of fame.
"These days you can become famous for a lot of things, but ours comes from being part of something that's so important," says Lea.
Although the duo have recently received criticism for their racy GQ shoot with castmate Dianna Agron, they're not going to become Hollywood troublemakers anytime soon. "I see the people in the tabloids, the ones that get bad press, who have kind of gone off the edge, and I try to study them so that I don't do that," says Monteith.
Cory, on the popularity of 'Glee':
"Even if it's not your cup of tea, it's really hard to get negative about a show that's [about] singing and dancing and that makes people smile."
Lea, on playing Cory's girlfriend on set:
"We're such good friends that we've passed that level of weirdness. Cory farts in front of me."
Cory, on auditioning for 'Glee':
"My manager literally had to talk me into it. I was petrified to sing in front of anyone."
Lea, on being in the public eye:
"There is some bad stuff that comes with this kind of popularity. But no matter what's going on in my life, the next thing I know, we're jumping on mattresses, having slushies thrown at us-or just having fun with each other. It really does make everything OK."
Cory, on life before acting:
"I didn't even know that you could get paid to be an actor when I first started doing this."