Lea Michele is ''inspired'' by her boyfriend Cory Monteith.

The 26-year-old actress - who met Cory on the set of 'Glee' when she was with another man - has ''always'' loved working with her Canadian co-star and finds she is ''motivated'' by him all the time.

She said: ''I love working with Cory, I always have.

''He really, really inspires me, and he motives me and I think he's just so talented.''

Lea adds her experience with the 30-year-old actor has been among her best while working on the musical TV show - which also stars Amber Riley and Dianna Agron.

She added to People.com: ''Working with him has been one of the best experiences in this whole process. I'm so happy.''

It was recently reported Lea wanted to get a matching Tattoo with Cory, an etching that represents ''soul mates''.

A source said: ''Lea wants Cory to get matching Tattoos. She has been wanting to do this for a long time, but she has decided on the design yet. She wants a symbol that represents soul mates.''