Mike O'Malley who plays dad to Chris
Colfer's gay character, Kurt, on the Fox musical comedy hit Glee
called Kurt's coming out “awesome.”
Kurt came out gay during the first
season of Glee and is expected to get a boyfriend this year.
“My first reaction when he came out
was, 'Awesome!'” O'Malley
told gay glossy Out. “I didn't think that's where the
story was going, and that's why it surprised the audience.”
“You think, here's a guy who played
football and he watches Deadliest Catch and he thinks, 'Look
at my gay son who's such a disappointment.' But in fact he says,
'I've known for a long time and I just wanted you to tell me the
truth.' I think that's really important for gay teens.”
“It's one thing if my kid wants to
watch The Sound of Music over and over when I watch the
football game. Now he wants to kiss boys. That's a whole new
conversation,” he added.
O'Malley, and the entire Glee
cast, return to Fox on Tuesday.