Trivia / Chris Colfer

  • Attention Deficit Creator Disorder: Averted, and how. In addition to Glee and all the insane amounts of work that go into it, he has written and starred in a film titled Struck By Lightning, and adapted the children's book The Little Leftover Witch into a series pilot which was bought by Disney - the adaptation took him all of a weekend, apparently. He is in talks to be attached to the series as a producer of some description. And he makes no secret of the fact that he has other projects in development too as of this writing... A second novel arrived in summer 2012, as part of a two-book contract. The first book was a bestseller. He has also written a second screenplay, which, as of spring 2012, already has a director and producer attached.
  • Lying Creator: When it comes to information about Kurt and Blaine's relationship, Colfer is a lying little tease who is not to be trusted. Actually, when it comes to information about the show period Colfer is a lying little tease who is not to be trusted.
  • One of Us: Yup, he admits to being a huge nerd, and makes his love of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Mario, and Star Trek, among lots of other things, pretty clear. According to co-star Darren Criss, Colfer is also a big fan of A Very Potter Musical (from before Darren began on Glee, believe it or not) and quotes the show often. Furthermore, he's joined Pottermore. Diagnosis: very much One Of Us.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Was a huge fan of Ryan Murphy's other shows before he applied for Glee.
  • Reality Subtext: Kurt ended up singing "Defying Gravity" on the show, challenging Rachel for the lead. Colfer had begged his drama teacher to let him sing the song in their Broadway revue every year, but was denied. Kurt throws the audition for his dad (long story), but Colfer really can hit that high F - and did so repeatedly on the Glee Live! Tour, dueting with Lea Michele.
    • Kurt and Rachel's growing closeness is quite obviously a reflection of the mutual adoration Lea and Colfer have repeatedly professed for each other; Lea Michele in particular is not shy about declaring to the world how much she adores Colfer.
  • Separated-at-Birth Casting: The actor cast to portray young Kurt in "Grilled Cheesus", Adam Kolkin, bears such a scary resemblance to Colfer, they are the trope's page image.
    • In a move that has delighted many fans, Adam Kolkin was also cast to play a younger version of Chris's character (Carson Phillips) in Struck By Lightning.
  • Written by Cast Member: He stars in Struck By Lightning, a movie he wrote and produced.
    • He also wrote a season 5 episode of Glee.


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