Chris Colfer, the 22-year-old openly
gay actor who plays Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee,
says he was bullied at school.
In a feature interview with men's
fashion website Mr.
Porter, Colfer explained that he originally auditioned for the
part of Artie.
“I was auditioning for the part of
Artie, the kid in the wheelchair. And I didn't get it. Obviously.
So that was it,” said Colfer.
But Ryan Murphy “invented a character
for me. They invented Kurt specifically.”
“There are two experiences in my life
that I just cannot wrap my head around. That's one. And the Golden
Globes was the other. I just cannot believe they happened,” he
Colfer added that much like the
character he plays on television he was harassed at school for his
“I was harassed at school every day,
called 'faggot,' I had things taped to my back,” he said.
Colfer modeled wares from several
designers in the site's photo spread, including Alexander McQueen,
Givenchy, Linda Farrow Luxe, Dolce & Gabbana and Lanvin.