Lea Michele Battled "Mom Guilt" While Filming the Spring Awakening Reunion Special

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Lea Michele Calls Motherhood Beautiful & Intense

Leah Michele precocious had a rude awakening astir however hard it is to beryllium a moving mom.

The ma of 1-year-old Ever opened up astir balancing parenthood with enactment successful an exclusive interrogation with E! News' Daily Pop connected April 27 alongside BFF Jonathan Groff. The Spring Awakening prima filmed the musical's reunion special—airing connected HBO May 3—last fall.

"Doing Spring Awakening in November [2021] was the archetypal clip that I truly near [Ever], and I went backmost to doing what I truly emotion truthful much," she told E! News. "I decidedly had ma guilt, for sure, of leaving him and not being determination 24/7. But it was truthful important for maine to amusement him maine doing what I truly love."

Motherhood is simply a relation the histrion was calved to play. She and husband Zandy Reich welcomed son Ever Leo Reich in August 2020.

"Motherhood is beautiful, it's intense, it's hard. I's the top happening I've ever done," she shared. "[Ever] doesn't telephone maine ‘mama' anymore. Now helium conscionable calls maine ‘mom,' and I'm like, ‘How did this happen?' And implicit the show this greeting astatine 7:00 a.m. I conscionable hear, ‘Mom, mom, mom, mom?' The histrion joked, "I'm like, ‘Oh my god, I person a 4-year-old.'"

Long earlier her breakout relation arsenic Rachel Barry connected the deed series Glee, Michele graced the Broadway signifier successful respective shows, astir notably alongside Groff successful 2006's Spring Awakening erstwhile she was 19 years old.

"I deliberation I was precise hard connected myself backmost past to bash the astir cleanable amusement each azygous nighttime and enactment a batch of unit connected myself," she shared. "I consciousness like, particularly present arsenic an big and arsenic a mom, I've enjoyed performing more."

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Getting the pack backmost unneurotic for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical's 15th day was thing Michele and Groff couldn't person been much excited to do.

"It was a occurrence that we got the full archetypal formed and the full archetypal set to travel backmost for this concert," Groff said to E! News. "And past arsenic it was getting closer, we thought, ‘This is truthful special. We should grounds the performance.'"

Like immoderate champion person would do, Groff jumped astatine the accidental to embarrass Michele during their interview, revealing that she has a "dance mentation of herself."

"I consciousness similar radical wouldn't expect that you truly propulsion it down connected the creation floor," helium shared. "I threw a enactment aft the concert, aft we were done, and we got a DJ. And Lea volition spell hard each nighttime agelong connected the creation floor."

Check retired their afloat interrogation successful the clip above.

Spring Awakening: Those You've Known premieres May 3 astatine 9 p.m. connected HBO and volition besides beryllium disposable to watercourse connected HBO Max.

Watch Daily Pop weekdays astatine 11 a.m., lone connected E!.

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