Matthew Morrison Speaks on Glee Character, Future

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Can you imagine anyone portraying Will Schuester on Glee, other than Matthew Morrison?

Neither can we. And neither can the actor himself.

“If I could have written a part for myself, this would have been it,” he told Parade in a recent interview. “It showcases everything I’ve trained for, and it’s the kind of teaching job I could easily have wound up doing myself in real life.”

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The wild popularity of the series has affected Morrison away from the set, as you might imagine.

“This is certainly the most recognized I’ve ever been in my life, but that isn’t necessarily the most positive thing," he said. "I kind of like my anonymity. More people saw the pilot of Glee than saw me in my entire 10-year career on Broadway."

So, what does the future hold for the burgeoning star?

“I’d like to think of my career as a chess game, not a checkers game. I want to be thinking a couple of moves ahead... I’ve kind of established myself on Broadway and on TV with Glee, and I’d eventually like to do some film work. I want to do it all."

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You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

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