It has been a crazy, emotional, fantastic, exhausting, but fulfilling ride.
We all grew up in that choir room in one way or another.
That was a huge deal and we were like, “Oh, they really must think that the show is good.” And then that night when “Don’t Stop Believin’” became No. Honestly, strangely for me, I had never really been surprised at the show’s success because I had been one of the kids my entire life that the show was about. I’ll never forget, when I first got the script and I saw that he accepted Kurt for who he was, I got so mad because I was an actor and I was like, “No! ” Little did I know it was something good for mankind.
I want a scene where I get kicked out and I’m crying! Is there an episode that stands out in your mind that you’re proud of or you love?
On top of rehearsing and recording in the weekends. It was such a haze that every time something new would happen, it was just so hard to grasp because I think we were all in this exhausted dream-like state.
I think the first thing was when Fox decided they were going to air the pilot after . “Defying Gravity” I think will always stand out just because that storyline to the character was something I had lived through. To this day, I think one of the best things the show has done is portrayed the relationship between me and Mike O’Malley – the Kurt and Burt relationship.
It’s crazy to think about I definitely think , I had thought my career was going to be over because at the time, it was such a taboo for an actor of any age to play a gay character, and now you look and there are multiple gay characters on every single show.
Bringing the struggle of kids that were bullied – I was bullied terribly in high school. I have a young adult novel coming out – I think, I should ask – next year.
Can you qualify what didn’t exist because there’s no way I would’ve made such a difference, or there’s no way I would’ve been given any material that affected so many lives. It was the first show that really showed a world and a group of kids that had never quite been seen before or as quite as authentically portrayed.
 We were all pruning, we were freezing, and we had to smile and sing and dance. I remember vividly when you guys did that Cee-Lo song, you sort of do a twist with Gwyneth Paltrow… I’m sure some of them have restraining orders against me I didn’t know about. You’re not going to care about us and you’re going to hate yourself.” I try, I try telling them.
I feel like everyone has tried to get me to say that “Klaine” or Kurt and Blaine is groundbreaking, but I’ve never thought of them as groundbreaking because there have been so many famous gay couples and famous gay weddings in the past and I feel like it would be very ignorant for me to say, “Oh yes, they’re a groundbreaking couple.” What I think is groundbreaking has been the response to the couple.
But, also just the early episodes – like the Gaga episode and the “Preggers” episode with the whole “Single Ladies” thing. Like, there’s gonna be an article on Buzz Feed or something that’s like, “ stars: where are they now? I have to say – I hope I don’t get emotional – I always felt so respected by Cory, and I think being a young gay kid, I’ve never really felt respected very much by older straight types, I guess.
” And I’ll be in my 50s, at a Bar Mitzvah, doing the “Single Ladies” dance. But with Cory, I think we just respected each other so much and we respected working with each other so much.
I remember when I first started being an actor and I first started where they’re wrapping up and they walk towards the door?