Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer found out this upcoming season of Glee would be his last, after he read a tweet from show creator Ryan Murphy via The Hollywood Reporter. While others in a similar situation might be angry at this turn of events, Chris sees this as an opportunity to make the most of a door-opening role and hopes to parlay it into other work in the industry.
It was a bad day at the office for Golden Globe award-winning actor Chris Colfer. Little did he know gearing up for season three of Glee, that it would be his last. Oh yeah, and he heard about it from Twitter. From his boss Ryan Murphy. Who told The Hollywood Reporter. Can you say awkward?
Said Chris to Access Hollywood about the big reveal, “I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever.”
He also revealed to Extra, “Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not. This is home for me. But I understand there’s time for a conclusion.”
This news comes as a stunner to Glee fans everywhere, as Chris was just nominated again for an Emmy Award for his breakout role as Kurt Hummel. As a sidebar, Chris initially auditioned for the role of Artie, but so impressed the casting directors and co-creator Ryan Murphy, they created the role of Kurt just for him.
With this new revelation, expect Glee writers to pull out all the stops this season, as they say farewell to not only Chris’ character Kurt, but Lea Michele‘s Rachel and Cory Monteith’s Finn as well. Michele was excited by this turn of events, as she stated, via Twitter, “We always knew we’d graduate in real time. It’s all part of the plan and it’s all good. It’s going to make season 3 amazing!”
Chris is also looking forward to big changes for Kurt this season, and is hoping to be on the lighter side of the street, versus the heavy and demanding storylines he has been given from day one on the show. Said Chris, “I guess they’re going to have to pull out all the stops because it’s our last one. I think they’re going for a more comedic route with Kurt this season, which I’m very much looking forward to, so I don’t have to cry in every scene.”
In his two seasons on Glee, Chris has won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series, and was twice nominated for an Emmy Award, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, in 2010 and 2011.