Chris Colfer Reacts to Emmy Nomination, Glee Departure

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It's a weird day for Chris Colfer. He awoke to news that he's an Emmy nominee - and also to the fact that he'll be departing the show that earned him that distinction after the upcoming season.

Colfer responded to both announcements in an interview with Michael Ausiello, while also maybe, possibly, sort of teasing a spin-off for Kurt and Rachel.

A Kurt Solo

On the nomination: I honestly didn’t think there was going to be room for me in the category [because the list of potential nominees] is so vast and a lot of my stuff is so dramatic [rather than comedic] on the show.

On Ryan Murphy's decision to graduate Kurt, Rachel and Finn: It’s definitely not my choice. But I completely understand that it works for the integrity of the show. One of the things that I love about Glee is, despite characters breaking into song in the middle of the hallway, it was very real to me. It always seemed like a very real high school environment. And I think by having some characters graduate, they’ll continue having that element.

Might there be a spin-off? Visit TV Line for the full interview, but Colfer uttered an intriguing response to the rumor: There hasn’t been anything official yet.

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Waoo...dat was a confession....


you make a very good point there ....


what a timing! he do deserve to be a nominee and at the same time i will surely miss him in glee. i am a big fan of glee and i watch every episode of it, even when i am out i am still able to watch it through online tv and i can say he is one of the reason why glee excels.


Yet another use of the phrase 'integrity of the show', I think unhappy cast are being told what their reactions should be, rather than letting them be honest.

Glee Quotes

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.


Glee Club is officially over. Thank you guys. It’s been an honor.