EXCLUSIVE: Glee’s Kurt, aka Chris Colfer, discusses bullies, novels and how he …
Martha De Lacey
10:39 EST, 10 Jul 2012
10:39 EST, 10 Jul 2012
He’s a high-pitched print child for happy teenagers, a countertenor star of Glee who has a critical Lady Gaga mania and a soothing mark for glitter.
But nonetheless Kurt Hummel is a partial he was certainly unfailing to play, actor Chris Colfer admits he creatively had his eye on a purpose of straight, wheelchair-bound Artie Abrams.
Snappy dresser: Chris Colfer models Lanvin’s single-breasted navy tuxedo, Givenchy’s grosgrain-bib string shirt and a Drake’s crawl tie, all accessible on mrporter.com
Speaking to men’s conform website Mr Porter, Colfer explains how after auditioning for a partial of Artie in Channel 4′s Glee though saying it go instead to actor Kevin McHale, he reputed ‘that was it’.
But a show’s creator Ryan Murphy saw in a immature actor something inherently Glee-ful: ‘So they invented a impression for me. They invented Kurt specifically.’
What Murphy saw was a immature child who was a star of high propagandize entertainment though was being bullied for being fat, carrying a squeaky voice, and being gay.
Colfer says: ‘I was tormented during propagandize each day, called ‘faggot’, we had things taped to my back.’
The actor, 22, explains how given his sister had such a serious form of epilepsy that she was carrying adult to 50 seizures a day, he didn’t wish to weight his bustling relatives with his possess problems.
‘For many of my adolescence we was in my bedroom essay or examination things we shouldn’t be examination on TV, like Nip/Tuck [another Mr Murphy show],’ he says.
‘And we was spooky with superheroes. we had this thing where we wanted to be rescued. The other kids wanted to be Superman, though we suspicion Lois Lane kind of had a best deal.’
Standing out: ‘The other kids wanted to be Superman, though we suspicion Lois Lane kind of had a best deal’
The Golden Globe leader fast became a inclusive writer, mostly scribbling stories between takes on a set of Glee. He has already combined a book for children, The Land Of Stories, and is now operative on a sequel.
While operative on Glee he wrote, constructed and starred in a movie, ‘a dim comedy for teens’, Struck By Lighting, that also facilities Christina Hendricks from Mad Men.
He adds: ‘And I’ve combined another movie, this time really R-rated about a 1930s asylum. Oh, and my representative asked me to adjust this children’s book into a underline for Disney. we wrote that one in a weekend. Yeah – a 90-page screenplay in dual days. It was insane.’
Laid-back: Colfer wears Alexander McQueen’s slim-fit widen string mix shirt, Alexander McQueen striped-waistband string fit trousers, Linda Farrow Luxe round-frame eyeglasses and Uniform Wares 250 array steel wristwatch
During a speak Colfer modelled a single-breasted navy nap tuxedo by Lanvin (£1,7500); an Alexander McQueen velvet and satin bomber coupler (£885); Givenchy’s grosgrain-bib string shirt (£180); Drake’s slot block and crawl tie set (£115); Alexander McQueen’s striped-waistband string fit trousers (£425); Linda Farrow Luxe round-frame visual eyeglasses (£340); an Alexander McQueen slim-fit widen cotton-blend shirt (£215); a Dolce Gabbana slim-fit stretch-cotton shirt (£185); and Uniform Wares’ 250 Series steel wristwatch (£390), all accessible during www.mrporter.com.
Brooding writer: Colfer wears Alexander McQueen’s velvet and satin bomber coupler and a Dolce Gabbana slim-fit stretch-cotton shirt
Two-part tussle: Chris Colfer in Glee as Kurt Hummel, left, and Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams, right, a purpose for that Colfer creatively auditioned
Gleeful gang: Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, tip left, and his Glee co-stars, including Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams, bottom right