Lea Michele Calls Jennifer Lawrence An Inspiration & It's A Nice Escape From the Usual Feuds

Awww, this is sweet. Lea Michele counts Jennifer Lawrence as one of her major inspirations right now. She practically even mentions her in the same sentence as Barbra Streisand! That's high praise from Rachel Berry.

This revelation — which doesn't rate high on the surprise meter because, c'mon, she's Jennifer Lawrence — came via an interview Michele recently gave to Organic Spa Magazine. Asked about her influences, she references her mother (awww), saying she's "so beautiful inside and out" (double awwww). Then she gets down to the brass tacks and talks about some famous people:

Professionally, there are so many people I look up to. I believe personal and professional role models are very important and always keep you inspired.

So why Lawrence?

I love Barbra [Streisand]! I also love Jennifer Lawrence. I think she’s an amazing actress and a very strong and outspoken women. Those are the kind of women who I admire so much.

I'm gonna be frank here: There are so many articles and posts and general speculation out there surrounding female celebs about who's feuding with who — especially surrounding Michele in particular — that it's sadly almost always going to be refreshing whenever celebs name-check other people in a way referencing how great the latter is. Lawrence, for her part, is no stranger to being name-checked for the very things Michele referenced — talent, tendency to speak her mind, etc. — but lack of originality doesn't negate the fact that this is just nice. It just makes me want to watch some buddy comedies.

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