You’ll see I’m wearing black now; I’m very accustomed to it.
But at one point while I was helping with all the auditions, I’d worked with Ryan Murphy. He was always interested in who the person really was, not in how they interpreted his character—he wanted to change the writing to match them. And so I thought, musically, let’s do the same thing. When they’re doing a song, let’s make it so that it’s from them—they’re singing from character; vocal considerations are second. And I think that worked for Ryan; I mean, it helped him find his people.
And at one point he just turns to me and says, ‘Get used to wearing…black.’ Right? So I thought, well, the guy always looks great; he’s a fashion maven, so I may as well.
Well, the next day we’re bringing in people who are auditioning for Jenna Ushkowitz’s part, and I’m dressed head to toe black. And eventually he notices that, and he’s like, ‘Not NOW. When you’re on the SHOW.’ And I said, oh, so not at the meetings; just when—why would I be on the show?
And I thought, ‘I know why he wants me on the show; I make everyone so comfortable when they’re singing; that’s why he wants me.’ And it might be, but his first note was, ‘You hate ALL of them. You hate the teacher, you hate the students, you hate minorities, you hate women.’
So in my own little head….for me, I consider that my character has had an arc from hating everyone to grudging acceptance. Because directors come in and they have no idea that that’s the one major note that I have, and they go like, ‘You should laugh at that; you should think that’s funny.’ And I’m thinking, ‘But, but Ryan said….oh, okay,alright.’ So I consider that an arc.
This is amazing.
Chris changed his Instagram profile picture
It’s official: Fox’s global phenomenon Glee will be cut in half for its final season.
The musical from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be trimmed from its typical 22-episode order to 13 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sources tell THR that Murphy sat down with the network and studio 20th Century Fox Television to discuss the best way to end the series and decided that the story would be best told in one final run of 13 consecutive episodes.
Outstanding Television Movie - 2014The Normal Heart HBOOutstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014Mark Ruffalo as Ned WeeksOutstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2014Julia Robertsas Dr. Emma Brookner…
- Best Actor in a Comedy: Chris Colfer, Glee
- Best Actress in a Comedy: Lea Michele, Glee
- Oddest Couple: Artie and Kitty, Glee
- Most Heartbreaking Goodbye: Finn Hudson, Glee
Brad Falchuk, executive producer, Glee: “Thanks to all of our fans who voted Lea and Chris best actress and actor in E!’s Best Ever TV Awards. Your devotion to them and the show is really appreciated and obviously we agree that those two are all kinds of awesome. My understanding is that there were a lot of votes coming in from Russia for Kurt and Blaine as best couple. How cool is that? Nice to see that the people have a different view from their government when it comes to certain undeniable issues.”
Me: Hi, I’m Jennifer. (Shaking his hand.)
Chris: Hi, Good to see you!
Me: Nice to meet you.
Chris: You too, you too.
Me: I brought you these last year, and I was too star struck, and forgot to give them to you.
Chris: Oh! Look at that!
Me: Ninja Kitties…
Chris: Oh my god.
Alla: You know he’s gonna wear that, right?
Chris: Oh, yeah, I will.
Me: I hope so! And, the very British llama.
Chris: Oh, that is incredible. ’Indeed.’ He’s gorgeous.
Me: They’re kinda tight, they’re kinda small, but you’re kinda… you’ll get the bulging biceps out of it.
Chris: Oh, god bless you. Thank you so much! Look at that.
Me: You’re welcome! And, I tweeted you about my niece, and this is her.
- E! Online (x)
Wait, there’s more!
“Now, something cool we also want to share: Our tech gurus informed us earlier today that they noticed a significant spike in our overall E! Online traffic coming in from Facebook in Russia, thanks to Russian users who were pushing voting for Kurt and Blaine in the TV Awards. That is pretty much the raddest thing we ever could have imagined happening with these polls. We get that many of you (inside or outside of Russia) were voting for Kurt and Blaine because you wanted to promote equality and make sure that a gay couple could be recognized as TV’s Best Couple. And we applaud you. We also made sure that Chris Colfer, Darren Criss and producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know all about it.”
Yes! I was just about to post that second quote because I think THAT is most interesting tidbit to come from this. It’s heart warming but reminds us that there are people for whom this visibility is important, within a country where the closet is being reinforced with steel.
Chris Colfer on The View (July 8, 2014)