[Having only known him from Glee, I] was expecting a sort of teenager to show up.
Then I meet Cory and he is an adult and a man, and I think that’s what he was so excited about, about doing this movie, to finally play a real adult, and I think he really shows a different side of himself in this film.
Working with him, now I feel like it was especially a gift to get to know him and have the opportunity to work with him. But he was just himself and lovely and authentic and present, which is something that seems like people should just be that, but it’s rare. It’s rare to have somebody who’s just right there and really honestly themselves and humble.
And if there was one word for how I remember Cory, it’s just ‘Grateful.’ He was always grateful to be there, which is weird because he was a superstar.
They were indeed something special, both together and apart. I’ll never forget his words here. Such a beautiful soul and he left us with so much to aspire to. Pay it forward for Cory.