Lea Michele didn't think she was "pretty enough" to become a star.
The 'Scream Queens' actress is gearing up to release her second album 'Places' but admits she never thought she would make it in Los Angeles.
She said: "If you would've told me when I was 15 that I'd be here in Los Angeles living my dream, I would've been like, 'You're crazy. I'm not pretty enough or I'm not cool enough,' whatever. And it happened! So, you have to believe ...
"Hollywood was just this glamorous life and I never really thought I would leave New York and now, here I am and I wake up every day and I get to do what I love. I'm beyond amazed every day."
And the 30-year-old singer and actress decided to name her album 'Places' as she felt it would encompass her journey best.
She added to E! News: "I wanted something that really connected to my roots of either being from New York or from Broadway and I consulted with my best friend Jonathan Groff. I said, 'Jonathan, what are some terms or some phrases, a street name or a restaurant, an apartment that really connects to our past in New York and how we grew up and who we are?'
"And we came up with the word 'places' because when you are on Broadway they go, 'Ladies and gentleman, it's your 30 minute call to the top of the show,' and you get your 15 minute call and your five minute call and then you get your places called and that means it's show time. Not only does that mean all the places that sort of lead the way to where I am today, but really it means it's showtime. It means let's f***ing do this."
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