Chris Colfer Interview in Mr. Porter
Sitting there with his Tintin quiff, all skinny and tall, digging into the chips and guac in an otherwise empty Mexican café in West Hollywood, Mr Chris Colfer looks perfectly calm on the face of it. But here’s the thing - he has no right to be. Because Mr Colfer has a lot more on his plate right now than tortilla chips.
“Yeah, by the end of next week - well, a bit after that - I have to write a novel,” he says, in his trademark high-pitched voice. “I haven’t started yet. I’m not even joking.”
He’s best known as the actor who plays Kurt Hummel, the gay countertenor inGlee, one of the most talked-about shows on television. When its creator Mr Ryan Murphy arranged for Kurt to be bullied at school, Mr Colfer’s portrayal was so rapturously received that he received a Golden Globe, was invited to the White House and declared one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. That’s the Mr Chris Colfer that people know.