Chris Colfer of ‘Glee’ writes his Hollywood ticket
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NEW YORK — When “Glee” star Chris Colfer was 8, he began essay a novel. He wrote dual pages, called it a initial section and proudly showed it to his grandmother.
“She said, ‘OK, could use some development,’” laughed Colfer in a new interview.
That memory was worked into his book for a film “Struck by Lightning,” that premiered during this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Colfer wrote and stars in a movie. He plays Carson, an desirous high propagandize comparison who blackmails his associate students into assisting him get into Northwestern University.
The 21-year-old actor came adult with a thought for a story when he was a teen as a approach to opening about his teachers and classmates. He afterwards taught himself how to write a screenplay.
“I would go to my internal Borders in Fresno (Calif.) and we would investigate Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ published screenplay. I’d lay there — ’cause we couldn’t means it — and I’d review it and I’d review it and I’d learn myself how to screenwrite and how to, we know, support everything.”
Allison Janney plays his mother, and Colfer says he always graphic her in a part.
“I always had her voice in my conduct for some reason. Always, always,” he said.
Janney pronounced she was unknowingly a partial was created for her, though desired it immediately.
“I was blown divided by Chris’ script,” she said. “The essay has always been a many critical thing to me, and we had an present tie to his script. The characters were humorous and flawed, generally a partial of his mother. Then we met with him and was totally bewitched by him. … How can he be so gifted and achieved and desirable and be so impossibly young? we can’t wait to see what’s subsequent for him. Maybe directing?”
Dermot Mulroney, Christina Hendricks and Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) also star in a movie.
Colfer has only finished a psychological play he hopes to fire exclusively this summer. He also blending a commander for a Disney Channel formed on Florence Laughlin’s children’s book “The Little Leftover Witch.”
He also inked a understanding to tell dual children’s books. “The Land of Stories,” that will be in bookstores in July, is radically a execution of that story he began essay when he was 8.
“It came from me being a young, extraordinary child holding a book in my palm and wishing with all my heart that we could only tumble into a book and go on these adventures with all a characters,” he said.
Colfer pronounced he told his relatives when he was flourishing adult that he was going to write and act, and he has done good on those confidant declarations. His description of happy teen Kurt Hummel on a Fox uncover “Glee” has warranted him a Golden Globe Award and dual Emmy nominations.
Despite a opportunities he’s had given “Glee,” Colfer says he can't ever unequivocally get used to fame.
“I don’t consider anyone can ready we for it. … You find opposite ways of traffic with it and removing used to it, though it’s not something we can totally settle your mind into. For me, we always feel like we have this large shortcoming since of a kind of height that ‘Glee’ gave me. we can never do anything that disappoints anyone. That’s my biggest fear — unsatisfactory those people who demeanour adult to me.”