And on Sunday night the Glee star, 25, rocked a daring teased style with sleek sides at The Trevor Project's 2011 Trevor Live! event in Los Angeles.
On her television alter ego she told the magazine: "Especially in the beginning, [reporters] really wanted us to be like our characters, to simplify things... I was playing a well put-together popular character, and they were trying to push me into it, like that had been my entire life. And the whole time, my teenage self was crying at that."