When a young starlet shoots for Terry Richardson, the likelihood is that she's probably going to actually be half-naked or fully naked. And in the case of Lea Michele, it's half-naked.
Richardson shot Michele for V Magazine, and the photos definitely show a different side to the actress than we're used to seeing in real life and on Glee. For most of the photos, she's wearing a skimpy bathing suit, and pulling down the sides to show off her body.
Lea also jokes that her friends usually consider her pretty conservative as well, explaining, "My friends call me Grandma, but like, Grandma's killing it right now. I'm pretty sure Grandma nailed it in a half-naked Terry Richardson shoot, okay?" She also promotes her upcoming memoir, explaining, "I wanted to show young girls that you don't need to fit in with everyone and do what all the cool kids are doing. My drive and focus have gotten me to where I am."
Lea's got a busy couple of years coming up, even after wrapping up the last season of Glee next year. No doubt, she'll probably be at the top of many casting lists for new pilots and television shows, and with her cache and brand name, she'll likely land a new project immediately. There's also the chance that she could take some off from acting to work on other, more personal endeavors. But even then, it's probably more likely that she'll return to acting sooner rather than later. After all, she does have an affinity for musical theater that will land her on Broadway more than once.