Chris Colfer, who plays gay student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, says Glee cast members need to mourn Cory Monteith privately.

Monteith died last month from an overdose of heroin and alcohol at the age of 31.

On Glee, Monteith played Kurt's brother Finn Hudson.

I think I'm doing as well as I could be doing,” Colfer said in a HuffPost Live interview. “It's a really, really unfortunate situation. But I think all you do is move forward.”

It's hard to mourn someone but it's another thing to mourn someone with the world. And I think a line needs to be drawn because it's really unnerving to get messages like from 12-year-olds in Nebraska telling you how to mourn and telling you how to pay respects,” said Colfer.

I think it's really important for everyone just to kind of know that life goes on and just be there for each other in general. I don't know that there's anything else you can do,” he added. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)