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Q) What are the recent projects that you are working on?
A) "Glee" actually keeps me very busy. If we're not filming, we're either rehearsing dance numbers, recording in the studio or doing press.
Q) Please tell us about your character Kurt on the new show "Glee."
A) Kurt Hummel is the "fashionable soprano" of the Glee Club. He's very much into fashion and very much into himself. He puts on a very confident, "I'm better than you" persona, but underneath it all he's the same anxious and scared teen everyone is/was at some point. In later episodes, he goes through an identity crisis, accepting and finding acceptance for who he is. I'm always amazed at his continued strength and bravery. He's a tough guy in designer clothes.
Q) What made you want to be a part of the show?
A) I grew up doing musical theater. So, I was immediately attracted to the music and performance aspects of it. That fact that it's actually funny, not trying to be funny, but actually funny was appealing, too.
Q) How did you prepare for your role?
A) Once I decided how I wanted to play Kurt, I took the traits of various people like him or who he'd inspire to be and put them into a "character blender" of sorts and there he was.
Q) What has been the most challenging aspects of the role for you?
A) There have been a few times when I've joked about "leaving myself at the door" to fully commit to being him. He does so many things that I would never do or be caught doing, but to actually do them and be forced out of my comfort zone has been a good thing for me. I'm referring to doing the "Single Ladies" dance in Episode 103.
Q) What was your most memorable moment from filming "Glee?"
A) It would be the day we filmed the audition scenes in the pilot. We didn't know we were filming them until ten minutes before. We sang live, no pre-records, and the cast and crew would applaud for us. That's probably the day the cast began to grow together. It was an environment full of nothing, but support. I'll remember it forever.
Q) Why will people want to take their time to see the show?
A) Besides it's originality, it's humor and it's heart, "Glee" is very real and represents/appeals to many people. The world needs an uplifting show like this, especially nowadays.
Q) Where can people go online to learn more about you?
A) Facebook? This interview? I'm pretty boring. There are a few random facts about me on the Internet Movie Database that are interesting. I still have no idea who or how anyone found them out.