‘Glee’ star Chris Colfer claims he was very similar to Kurt Hummel, his character in the show, when he was growing up.
Chris Colfer was a “living, breathing Gleek” while at high school.
The 20-year-old actor – who plays flamboyant Kurt Hummel in hit TV series ‘Glee’ – admits he was very similar to his on screen alter-ego when he was growing up.
He explained: “I didn’t have too many friends and was made fun of and teased every day. I was a legit, 100 per cent, all original Glee club kid. “We had a choir at school and I was involved in that. And drama – I loved performing arts. I was a living, breathing Gleek.”
The star also revealed his character – who struggled to be accepted by his family and classmates for his sexuality in the first series of the musical show – will find love in the upcoming second season, which looks set to be just as action-packed as the first.
He explained: “Kurt is getting a boyfriend. Britney Spears will make an appearance, and I’ve also heard rumours of Jennifer Lopez and even Susan Boyle starring in it! I’m a big fan of SuBo so I’d love that.
“I also want Julie Andrews to play my grandmother. I want that badly.”
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Actor Chris Colfer says he was bullied in school.
Colfer plays gay McKinley High student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical comedy hit Glee, and is also openly gay himself.
A just-published Rolling Stone article titled The Best Characters in TV labels the actor a “scene-stealer.” In the article, Colfer recalls kids shouting “Fag!” or “Freak” at him in the hallways of his Clovis, California school.
“When you’re in that situation, you learn to think on your feet,” he said. “I’d always respond, ‘Delinquent!’ or some other word they couldn’t understand.”
The 20-year-old actor reveals he grew up in a conservative town, the product of die-hard Republicans who sent him to Jesus camp.
“I was the bottom of the food chain,” Colfer said, referring to being fat, gay and forced to wear braces. “Very, very frumpy.”
Colfer’s portrayal of choir boy Hummel has won him praise from critics and an Emmy nomination.