Lea Michele Started Drinking as a Toddler, Discusses Plastic Surgery With Chelsea Handler

Lea Michele‘s new book, Brunette Ambition, is all about lifestyle, eating healthy, and taking care of yourself, so Chelsea Handler was curious when the Glee star wrote that she’s been drinking since she was a little toddler.

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“It makes me seem crazy!” Michele responded, giggling on Chelsea Lately Thursday, May 29. “I’m Italian, so it was like, at the dinner table it would be Pellegrino, a jug of soda, and a huge thing of wine. So, everyone was just drinking wine, like it was part of, like, you know, what you would have along with your dinner.”

The actress, 27, accustomed to the lifestyle, explained how this sparked some interesting moments in high school. “Growing up, I’d be having dinner with my boyfriend and his parents,” Michele explained, “And I’d be like, ‘Where’s the wine? Pass the wine.’ At like 17, and they were like, ‘This girl’s crazy.'”

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She added that her intention was never to get wasted. “When they make it so you can have it, then you don’t want it,” the star explained. “It’s when they’re like, ‘You can’t have this,’ kids are like, ‘We gotta get that booze.'”

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Though she started drinking at a young age, Michele shared how there were other “grown-up” things that simply were not for her—one being plastic surgery.

Michele explained how she had met with a Hollywood manager at the age of 13, and was told by this person: “‘As soon as you turn 15, it’s time for a nose job.'”

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“Obviously, I didn’t get it done,” Michele said. “Wherever she is, she can go f— herself.”

Handler, 39, gets visibly riled, quipping, “If you’re a kid, you shouldn’t want to get plastic surgery. You don’t even know how your face is going to turn out!”

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