Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff take being best friends to a whole new level. The former Spring Awakening stars in an interview, spoke about how much their lives have changed since they met more than a decade ago.
The Broadway stars said their reunion with the Spring Awakening cast has been surreal, and when asked about parenthood, Michele revealed that she would happily carry Groff’s child if he were interested in being a father.
Read on to find out more.
She Told Groff She’d Carry His Baby
In the interview with People, Groff got asked if being around so many children had given him “baby fever,” and he responded with “Great question!” However, he was coy about whether he would like to be a father someday.
At that point, Michele said, “I’ll carry your baby. I will,” and he responded with, “You will?” Michele then responded with, “Hell yeah! I love being pregnant. It’s so much fun,” Groff simply said, “Good to know.” So, surrogacy might be in the cards for the best friends.
Lea Michele And Jonathan Groff Met Over 15 Years Ago
Michele and Groff met over 15 years ago when they starred as ill-fated teenage lovers in Spring Awakening and took Broadway by storm. Since then, the two have grown into successful actors and recently reunited with the cast of Spring Awakening.
During the interview, Michele and Groff said that the reunion was surreal and that they didn’t think it was possible without one another. In the years since the show, the two became best friends and have starred together in several projects, such as the musical hit show Glee.
Michele said (per People) that even if they never worked on Spring Awakening together, she knew their paths would have still crossed. She said, “It just so happened that we met to do this show, but I feel like we would’ve met some way or another in life because we were meant to be in each other’s lives.”
Lea Michele Said The Reunion Is A Blessing
When asked about the reunion with Lauren Pritchard, Lilli Cooper, and the other star cast of Spring Awakening, 35-year-old Michele said, “What a blessing! To see our sons playing together! I’m just so grateful, I’ve experienced so many versions of life with these girls.”
The cast came together to film a one-night-only sequel to the show for an HBO documentary. It is titled Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known, and it debuts on May 3rd on HBO and will also be available for streaming on HBO Max.
During rehearsals for the event, Michele, Cooper, and Pritchard spent a lot of time bonding with their sons and taking strolls with them in New York City during their breaks.
Jonathan Groff Has A Weird Quirk With Kids
According to Groff, there might be a slight issue if he does have kids in the future. He said, “I have this weird quirk where I scare small children because — this was with my two nieces as well, between the ages of 0 and 2 — I come in hot with enthusiasm, and it freaks them out.”
The two-time Tony Award nominee also said, “This is the case with Ever (Michele’s son) as well. So I’m slowly trying to play it cool to gain his love and affection back.” However, the little boy is a big fan of Hamilton, so Groff uses it to win him over.
Groff, who took on the role of King George III in the musical, said, “My one in with him is that he likes ‘You’ll Be Back’ from Hamilton. Whenever we FaceTime and Ever’s there, I’ll be like, ‘Da, da, da, da, da!’ [I’m] waiting [for] the age when he’s going to be able to watch “Frozen,” and then maybe I’ll have another in, but I’m working on it.”
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