It all started when I got a free ticket to the premiere of Glee: The 3D Concert Movie last year. I already like Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel in Glee) just by watching the movie. I guess it is no surprise at all that I've fallen deeply in love with this young and inspiring actor after completing the three seasons of Glee. The only difference is, the love for Chris is slightly different because I can never fantasise anything to happen between us two. I will never have a chance, neither do any other girls who are crazy about him, for one reason... He's gay.
Chris singing Not the Boy Next Door, one of my favourite songs in Glee!
Well that is where the inspiring story comes in. Chris is openly gay and was bullied at school all the time just because of his sexual preference. That basically only made him a stronger person.
Chris's really cute Glee audition. :)
When he was 17, he auditioned for Glee and with his great voice he was cast as Kurt Hummel, a new character created by the producers just for him because they just love him too much. I always thought I would hate Glee because I thought it would be another damn cheesy High School Musical. But Glee surprised me as it has this really strong story line that often involve very sensitive issues that teenagers face and daringly put them all on TV. The extraordinary story line saw them talking about high school kids having sex, getting pregnant, being gays or lesbians and most importantly being called 'losers' and being bullied just because they are in the Glee Club (show choir they call it). I love it because I can sort of relate to them because I think I was quite a loser with a very low self-esteem too when I was in secondary school and don't tell me you never make some silly ghost-alike noises when you walk past a choir practice room where I was in there too! And the fact that the series shows how these underdogs manage to climb their way up is simply inspiring and too great for me to not love it. Besides, I always love movies or series that has something that is real or realistic! :)
Here's a cute duet of Kurt and Blaine in Let it Snow!
As for Chris, he brought some of his experiences into Kurt Hummel in Glee and made such a huge difference in people's life. People who are bullied in school, people who are gay and are still shameful of being different found new hopes in Kurt and Chris. Both Kurt and Chris changed things quite a lot in the very world that we live in where bullies simply rule the school and you can't do anything about it. The same cruel world that in some European country you have news that a gay guy just got burnt till death for being gay. It's stupid, disgusting and awful!
|Right there, under the 'M', Chris Colfer, Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World!|
Chris winning the Golden Globe and his inspiring speech!
Chris Colfer, with his portrayal of Kurt, is being called the 'overnight star' of Glee by many in the industry. He is very different... A gay with a high pitch voice, which makes it really easy to understand why people just love to make fun of him. Having to said that, his singing and acting talent is undeniably brilliant. He has won a Golden Globe for his role in Glee and has been nominated twice for the Emmy Award, the Oscar of TV shows. Last year, at the age of 21, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World! This year, his writing talent is on showcase with his young adult book The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell topping New York Times List for two weeks in a row and his debut screenwriting, Stuck by Lightning will be coming out in December. These achievements probably means nothing to some of you, but to him and the gay community, he is a true role model and great inspiration. His story is like a real life underdog turned superstar kinda thing, telling you not to underestimate one's capabilities!
|If you remember, I have him at my workstation too, his quote inspires me whenever I'm down at work.|
I LOVE YOU, CHRIS COLFER!!! :D