Chris tweeted about being Pinocchio on Broadway…
@chriscolfer Dear Disney on Broadway, I fully accept your offer to be Pinocchio…as soon as you ask.
And next thing we know, there’s a petition on Facebook about it :)
Petition for Chris Colfer to be Pinocchio in Disney on Broadway
Hey everyone! Hope that this can really happen. Know anyone at disney? Suggest this page! Know anyone who loves glee, or Chris Colfer? Suggest this page! Spread the word. If Betty White can get on SNL, Chris Colfer can get on the Broadway stage!
Spoilers ahead so… don’t read if you don’t want to know.
Last time we spoke, Chris and I discussed a possible love interest for his character, but all he knew was that he wants to be the better looking of the two.
In the clip below, Colfer says Kurt’s boyfriend is still yet to be cast, but co-creator Ryan Murphy assured us during “Glee”‘s Paley panel that it is happening.
In the meantime, Kurt’s infatuation with a certain football player is keeping him busy. “He’s still pursuing the love that he has for Finn,” Colfer laughs. “And he pursues it to the max, I would say. I don’t know if he could pursue it more.”
Of course, we now know that that pursuit includes an attempt to hook his dad up with Finn’s mom, so that they ultimately end up living in the same house.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy named the character “Kurt Hummel” because Chris Colfer, the actor who plays him, had played Kurt von Trapp in a stage version of The Sound of Music, and because he had the rosy cheeks of a Hummel figurine. Like Kurt von Trapp, Kurt Hummel has definitely been a team player this season – although there’s nothing fragile about him. What’s remarkable about Colfer’s portrayal of Kurt is that he’s taken a character that’s in many ways a gay stereotype – the stylish clothes, the fussy mannerisms – and turned him into a well-rounded person who can both make us laugh and break our hearts, often in the same episode.
In what’s sure to be music to the ears of Gleeks everywhere, Fox is said to be finalizing a deal to amplify Glee’s second season.
“Season 2 will be much bigger and much longer,” series creator Ryan Murphy confirmed to us over the weekend at PaleyFest ‘10. “We are talking about doing 25 episodes as opposed to [the customary] 22.”
Murphy added that he hopes to inject the show’s sophomore season with a “sweet feeling… like I loved it when The Brady Bunch went to Hawaii. I want [New Directions] to go to some competition in New York.”
Excited by the prospect of fewer Glee repeats next season? Or are you worried that adding more episodes will dilute the overall quality? Sound off below! And then click here to read our spoilerific recap from Saturday’s Paley panel!