‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Reveals ‘Message’ Behind ‘Struck By Lightning’
Move over Lea Michele: It looks like Chris Colfer is a new “Glee” star to watch. When he won a Golden Globe in 2011 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, party gurus started profitable courtesy to a man who plays Kurt Hummel.
Colfer creatively auditioned for “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy in a hopes of alighting a purpose of Artie, a paraplegic nerd with violent rapping skills. The partial went to Kevin McHale, yet Murphy favourite Colfer so most that he combined a purpose of Kurt privately for him. The glamour that won Murphy over has given stolen a hearts of audiences, and a actor has used his celebrity to launch his possess side projects — including “Struck by Lightning,” a underline premiering during a Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Colfer wrote a screenplay and stars in a film as Carson Phillips, a driven high propagandize comparison and earnest publisher focused on creation it in New York. His devise is to attend his dream college and turn editor of The New Yorker, yet things change abruptly when he is — we guessed it — struck by lightning.
“The devise kind of started [as] a approach for me to opening out my high propagandize annoyances with my classmates and my teachers and a city that we lived in,” Colfer told MTV News. “It only kept evolving, elaborating … [until] we only kind of pronounced to myself, ‘I unequivocally need to make this into a film someday.’ ”
Even yet a story is loosely formed on Colfer’s high propagandize experience, he tells us that it is not autobiographical. “Carson is a very, unequivocally driven child who unequivocally only wants to get out of his city and is watchful for his life to start in New York City,” he said. “That’s his goal. Meanwhile, he’s stranded in this unequivocally tiny city with these people whose aspirations are apropos a fireman, apropos a nurse, apropos principal of a school, and he has a tough time with it. And we consider he has a unequivocally critical summary for kids to hear these days.”
It’s a summary that can now be listened interjection to a materialisation of a Fox low-pitched series. “['Glee'] kind of combined a probability for me to do this,” a actor revealed. “Making movies, essay stuff, has always been my plan. Always, always, always. And infrequently we giggle when people are astounded that we do that since it’s always been so most a passion for me to get into someday.
“I feel like each actor has a shelf life, and luckily I’m applicable now since I’m on ‘Glee’ and there [are] only a lot of things we wish to get finished before my shelf life is over,” he added, laughing. “So I’m only perplexing to get all on my bucket list off while we can.”
We’d contend he’s off to a good start. “Struck by Lightning” will continue personification during a Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, Apr 27, and Sunday, Apr 29. Rush tickets will be available. The film is set to strike theaters after this year.
For young Hollywood news, conform and “Twilight” updates around a clock, revisit HollywoodCrush.MTV.com.