Glee star Chris Colfer learned of fate on Twitter
Story by Jack Foley
GLEE star Chris Colfer – aka Kurt Hummel – has revealed that he only found out about his fate on the show via Twitter.
The actor is being written off Glee after season three, when his character will graduate along with Lea Michelle and Corey Monteith. Find out more
But speaking to Access Hollywood days after Ryan Murphy’s announcement, the Golden Globe winning and Emmy nominated actor said: “I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year.
“I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever.”
Asked whether he was disappointed to be leaving, though, he said yes.
“Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not. This is home for me. But I understand that there’s time for a conclusion.”
Colfer also has mixed feelings about his Emmy nomination as outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series.
While honoured to be among the nominees, he also noted the irony of the category which, he states, isn’t strictly in keeping with the show’s overall tone and certainly not his character.
“As a performer, I feel so fulfilled,” he said. “It’s just a huge category. It’s best actor in a comedy, and we all know that Kurt’s not funny, so I’m very, very happy to be a part of it.”
So, what of life post-Glee? It seems Colfer has little to be worried about and may actually benefit from more freedom to pursue further career options. He’s already in demand.
The actor next stars in the indie coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning, which he also wrote and which co-stars Allison Janney, and he has also sold a pilot to the Disney Channel, entitled The Little Leftover Witch, based on Florence Laughlin’s children’s book.
He also has a two-book deal with Little, Brown Books for young readers, the first of which, The Land of Stories, is due in summer 2012.
That will tell the story of twins Alex and Connor Bailey and is described as a fast-paced adventure series that combines the modern world with fairytales.
It will be followed by a second novel that is yet to be named.
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