‘Glee Project’ Winner Samuel Larsen Talks Mentoring, Temptation and Romancing …
Samuel Larsen returns to Oxygen on Tuesday as a coach for The Glee Project, a uncover that helped make him a star among millions of Gleeks worldwide.
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After being crowned a leader — along with Damian McGinty — and scoring an arc on Fox’s Glee that has outlived his winnings, a dreadlocked and righteous Catholic differently famous as Joe Hart takes a mentoring rod this week on a existence foe series.
“In a uncanny approach it was like being a comparison in high school: You’re still partial of high school, though you’re on your approach out and everybody looks adult to you,” Larsen tells The Hollywood Reporter of his lapse outing to Glee Project. “More than anyone, we know accurately how any and each one of [the contestants] feels.”
Larsen will manage Tuesday’s “Danceability” theme, a same part that saw him accept high outlines from Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. during a initial run of a series. Winning a one-on-one time with Shum was something Larsen recalls he didn’t design deliberation he doesn’t imagination himself a dancer, and it’s what creates a singer-actor best matched to coach a hour.
“One of a biggest things we schooled was that it’s OK to be shaken and acknowledge that you’re carrying a tough time,” he says. “But when a camera is rolling and a impulse comes, we have to lift it out of yourself to do your best and sell it and be assured with it. You have to sell it even if we don’t unequivocally have it and take a small things we can do and play them up.”
One of final season’s early front-runners, Larsen recommends that early favorites like Shanna — who won mentoring time with Lea Michele in Week 1 — reason behind a bit and catch all a new lessons entrance their way.
“What we wanted to do was not do a best that we could from a get-go though still do good and not lift out all from my bag of tricks so that they’ve seen all we can do and there’s zero left to uncover them,” he says. “At a same time, learn new things that we can lift out that will stir them. In sequence to stay a front-runner, we need to stay assured in yourself and each event we have to learn something or consider of a improved thought of how to mount out to only go for it and not be bashful about it during all.”
As for how Glee Project prepared him for a role, Larsen says it was allied to foot stay though that both shows are opposite experiences.
“Glee Project and Glee have a same spirit, though they’re both harder in their possess ways,” he says. “With Glee Project, there’s some-more vigour since you’re being judged in all we do. When we film Glee, we go to a studio and have an off day and it’s OK, you’re still going to be there; we take as many chances as we need.”
While he and McGinty wait word on what, if any, purpose they’ll have with Season 4 of a low-pitched drama, he has his possess ideas of what a before homeschooled Joe could be adult to subsequent season.
“The biggest thing we wish to see Joe do is unequivocally be tested and tumble into enticement a small since that’s a normal thing in everyone’s life — to build character, to see how we understanding with those moments,” he says.
As for Joe’s budding intrigue with Quinn (Dianna Agron), Larsen says a small heartbreak wouldn’t be so bad. “In a way, we consider it’s Joe’s time to be heartbroken; it finished out of nowhere, and in a unequivocally uncanny approach and being a homeschooled kid, he has never had to understanding with his heart being damaged before. So that would be engaging to see, generally for a initial time.”
Glee Project airs during 10 p.m. Tuesdays on Oxygen. Check out a shave of Larsen’s spin as a mentor, below.
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