Actor Chris Colfer says he was bullied
Colfer plays gay McKinley High student
Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical comedy hit Glee, and
is also openly gay himself.
just-published Rolling Stone
article titled The Best Characters in TV
labels the actor a “scene-stealer.” In the article, Colfer
recalls kids shouting “Fag!” or “Freak” at him in the
hallways of his Clovis, California school.
you're in that situation, you learn to think on your feet,” he
said. “I'd always respond, 'Delinquent!' or some other word they
20-year-old actor reveals he grew up in a conservative town, the
product of die-hard Republicans who sent him to Jesus camp.
was the bottom of the food chain,” Colfer said, referring to being
fat, gay and forced to wear braces. “Very, very frumpy.”
portrayal of choir boy Hummel has won him praise from critics and an
is expected to get a boyfriend when iCarly
alum Chord Overstreet joins the cast of Glee in
the role of jock Sam Evans in season two.