Simply put, our life sucks without GLEE. Which is why, in an effort to help fans keep holding on until the show’s much anticipated April 13 return — we at thetvaddict.com, in lieu of uploading a killer shower rendition of ‘Can’t Help Fight This Feeling,’ which let’s face it nobody needs to see — will be spending the next few Wednesdays sharing interviews with some of your favorite stars from the show. Today’s interviewees are short but sweet ones with stars Chris Colfer (Kurt) and Kevin McHale (Artie) who were kind enough to take some time at the recent Television Critics Association Press Tour to discuss what’s in store for their characters when GLEE finally returns in 55 days, 4 hours, and 42 minutes. But who’s counting?
Last April, before anyone had seen more than snippet of footage, we had the pleasure of chatting on the set of GLEE back when you two were nobodies. Now, almost a year later with a Golden Globe for Best Television Comedy under your belts, not to mention millions of downloads on iTunes,and a second season renewal later, just how much has life changed? And has the success sunk in?
Kevin McHale: We’re big on twitter!
Chris Colfer: It’s been one heck of a roller coaster ride. Has it sunk it? Umm.. no. But I’m glad it hasn’t because if it had, I’d go crazy.
Kevin McHale: Because we were done shooting our first thirteen episodes before anyone even saw the second episode we had no idea how things would work out. The fact that people watch the show, know the show and that it has done so great so far, it’s just incredible.
I can’t help but notice that both of you are now standing next to publicists! Has the atmosphere on set changed now that you’re all big stars? Which one of you two can’t I look directly in the eye?!
Kevin McHale: [Laughs] Luckily it’s the exact same show and I don’t think any of us would change that for the world. We were all like, “We can’t wait until we get back to work.” It’s where we first met, it’s like home and definitely great to be back.
I know you’re not going to be able to spill much, but what can you tell us about the first few episodes back.
Chris Colfer: The first few episodes dig pretty deep on a lot of different levels. I really think we keep topping ourselves. Every production number, every character back-and-forth, the show keeps getting better and better.
Kevin McHale: More songs per episode and bigger dance numbers, there’s just more of everything. Plus the Madonna episode is going to be amazing.
Chris Colfer: Kurt has very good episode coming up.
Not vague at all, but since you brought it up… Would Kurt’s ‘very good’ upcoming episode happen to coincide with the start of a much-buzzed-about relationship?
Chris Colfer: I can’t say. But let’s just say it’s a very very very very good episode. (Chimes in Colfer’s publicist, “For the record, that was four “very’s!”)
Since you guys understandably don’t want to spoil what’s going to happen, perhaps you’d care to share what you’d like to see happen. Where would you take your characters if you had the power of the pen?
Chris Colfer: Eventually, I’d like to see Kurt as the editor of ‘Kurtain’ magazine, a fashion magazine spelled with a ‘K’ of course that trumps Vogue. And I guess since it’s upcoming, maybe a love interest. That’s something I would want to do but really anything I could come up with would never be as good as what they come up with and continue to come up with on the show.
Kevin McHale: I couldn’t think of anything that would come close to what the writers would think of. It’s amazing. The best part is getting those scripts and finding out what they’re going to have us do next.
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