Glee star Chris Colfer on Downton Abbey, his teenage fans and writing The Land of Stories
Actor Chris Colfer has revealed he loves UK hit period drama Downton Abbey.
In an interview with the Metro, he said: ‘It’s so damn good. I’d love to do a… special. Me and Sarah O’Brien would be in the kitchen just gossiping about people, I’d give Daisy a makeover, then I’d tell Lady Mary: "Quit your bitchin".’
Speaking about playing gay character Kurt in Glee, he said: ‘When I think about the thousands of letters I’ve got from kids saying thank you, I feel very honored.
‘But, sometimes, the life of a role model can be a little overwhelming – you kind of become the world’s psychiatrist.
‘I try to take it very seriously because there was no one like us to look up to when I was growing up.’
Colfer also talked about his fears that the loved musical series he found fame on might end some day.
‘I know I’d be an idiot if I didn’t take every opportunity that’s been given to me now,’ he said.
Glee is going to be over some day and if I don’t start making a path for myself now, there may not be a path to go to when it is over. It’s a mixture of drive and fear – fear is the best motivator.’
Colfer is currently promoting his bestselling children’s book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.
He said: ‘Whenever I tell people it’s a children’s book, they think it’s 15 pages long. It’s actually 437 pages long – and I’m currently writing the sequel.’
Colfer is also the screenwriter for new movie Struck by Lightning, which will be released on 21 April.