Lea Michele has posted a poignant photograph on Twitter, showing her back at work on the set where she first met her late boyfriend Cory Monteith.
In the sepia image, the actress can be seen staring pensively into the distance as she sits alone on a trunk at the end of a bed.
"Feels so good to be home," the brave star wrote in a caption to accompany the picture, who shows her back in character as Glee's Rachel Berry.
The evocative image comes as a stark contrast to the last photograph Lea shared with her fans on Twitter. Shortly after Cory's death, she posted a personal picture of herself in the arms of her boyfriend, the couple clearly very happy as they smile for the camera.
"Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart," she wrote in the accompanying caption.
Lea and the rest of the Glee cast returned to work last week, less than a month after the tragic death of 31-year-old Cory. "First day of glee today... And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I've missed her so much," the actress tweeted on August 1.
On Monday, she was spotted leaving a recording studio in Hollywood after recording new material for the fifth season of the hit musical show. She told her fans that the show had chosen the "beautiful & perfect song" for her return, following Cory’s untimely death.
The fifth season of Glee will premiere on September 26 and will air a special memorial episode for Cory on October 10.
Photos: Lea Michele; Getty Images
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