Lea Michele has revealed she gave co-star and close friend Jonathan Groff a surprisingly intimate anatomy lesson as they worked together on The awakening of spring.
The cast reflected on their experiences in a documentary that celebrates the musical’s 15th anniversary. The project, Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Knownpremieres on HBO on May 3.
A remarkable and surprising revelation came before the official release date. According to PeopleMichele opened up about the moment she gave Groff, who is gay, an up close look at her vagina.
“At one point, I literally showed her my whole vagina,” she says in the documentary.
You may be wondering Why she did that; according to Michele, there was definitely a reason.
“He was like, ‘I’ve never seen a woman’s vagina before. Would you show me?’ And I was like, ‘Sure.’ And I took a desk lamp… and I showed him. That’s how close we are… But I’ve never seen Jonathan naked. I’ve never seen his penis.
In the doc, Groff also discusses how the musical, which featured an intimate sex scene between his character and Michele’s, made him nervous about getting out.
“I wanted the choreography to tell me what to do and give me the moves and allow me to express myself,” he says.
Obviously, Michele and Groff were very comfortable with each other. After spring awakening the duo worked together again on Joy.
In another interview with People, Michele made an offer to her former co-star that draws a parallel to her character from the popular TV show. How? She offered to become Groff’s surrogate mother if he ever wanted to have a child.
“I’ll carry your baby,” she told him.
“I love being pregnant,” Michele added. “It’s so much fun.”
Joy fans will likely recall that Michele’s offer to carry Groff’s baby closely mirrors a plot point in the series. In the latest episode, it was revealed that Michele’s character, Rachel Berry, had agreed to carry a child for her friends Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) and Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss).