Lea Michele Had a Ghost in Her NYC Apartment
-You have been acting
and singing your whole life. And is it true
you became a Broadway star at the age of 9?
-8!. Come on, girl.
-How dare I! 9?! How did you get your big break
at 8 years old? -At 8. I went on an open call
with a friend for fun. I didn’t have an agent
or representation. I never even sang before. And two weeks later, I was
performing live on Broadway. -What?
-Yeah. -So, we’re in the midst
of Halloween. I love Halloween. I don’t know about you,
but I love it. It’s one of
my favorite holidays. And I have to ask,
in the spirit, do you have any crazy
ghost stories or spirit stories? Tell me, what’s up?
-Well, it’s funny you ask. -Oh, my goodness!
Do tell. -I feel like a lot of people
say, “Yes, I saw a ghost.” But, like, I really, truly
had a ghost in an old apartment that I lived in New York.
-Factually? -Truly, I swear.
Okay. I’m sitting on the bottom floor
of this apartment, and I hear this, like,
burst from upstairs. And I’m like,
“Okay, that was really spooky.” It was, like, a windstorm,
so I was like, “The window must have
just blown open.” I go upstairs, nothing.
It’s silent. There’s not, like —
Nothing it out of place. -You alone?
-I’m alone. -Oh, God.
-And I’m looking at this window, and I’m like,
“It’s all in my head.” And just as I say that,
the window goes pkk! right in front of me.
-You saw it? You saw it? -Of course I saw it!
[ Laughter ] And then, also, weirdly, I would hear someone singing
in the apartment. -So this was more than once?
This is like a recurring — -Yes, and then I left.
I’m like, “I’m outta here!” -So here’s
my follow-up question. So, in horror movies, my thing
is like, “Why don’t you move?” -Am I that girl?
I’m the one? I’m the one that’s like,
“We’ll wait another day,” and then, “Nope. Bad idea.”
[ Laughter ] -Justin, you currently star in
“Jexi” which is in theaters now. [ Cheers and applause ] Tell everyone what is it about.
Who do you play? Tell us all the things. -Uh, to break it down
really quickly, it’s sort of — It’s pretty relevant.
It’s about people that kind of are obsessed with their phones
and I guess they don’t realize they’re obsessed
with their phones. And they end up
spending too much time staring down at their phones.
None of you. [ Laughter ]
-They don’t have their phones. That’s why that’s not happening. -Instead of interacting
with people like people used to. And it’s sort of getting worse. And then it’s a story about how,
sort of, like, the phone can kind of
take over your life. And I play the ex-boyfriend
that comes back into her life. -Let’s watch a clip.
[ Laughter ] -Hey, Phil.
What are you doing here? -Hey. Who, uh…
Who’s this guy? -This is Brody.
-Hey. -Ah, okay. -Brody’s my ex-fiancé.
-What? -Yeah, we just
ran into each other. -Yeah. Well, I’ll tell you
what happened, Phil. After Katie left me, I thought,
“Brody, you don’t want to be a 150-pound wimp
selling industrial cardboard for the rest of your life,
do you?” -Mnh-mnh.
-So I quit my job, packed on about 74, 75 pounds
of lean muscle mass, right? And became
an international smoke jumper. -What the [bleep] is that? -It’s like with
just more than one country. They call it international. [ Laughter ]