Karine Vanasse
Cory Monteith dead at 31: Director recalls 'vulnerable' star
Cory Monteith dead at 31: Director recalls 'vulnerable' star

As the shock of Cory Monteith’s sudden death began to settle in Monday, tributes to the “Glee” star started trickling in from all corners of Hollywood. Many who encountered the 31-year-old offered their thoughts on Monteith, who they described as the kind of actor who actually seemed engaged at typically boring media events; a man madly in love with his girlfriend, co-star Lea Michele; and a person struggling with addiction but open about it. One of those people, filmmaker Gia Milani, had her own favorable experience with the actor. In a television interview years ago, Milani found Monteith so endearing that she began to consider casting him in her independent film.  PHOTOS: Cory...