Chris Colfer Gets Anne Hathaway For 'Glee'
Glee cutie Chris Colfer, 20, is going to need a bigger mantle.
After making a brief yet inspiring speech at this weekend's Golden Globes, telling "all the amazing kids … who are constantly told … that they can't be who they are or can't have what they want because of who they are," to "screw that!" while holding up the award he had just won, the young performer is still cleaning up during this awards season.
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association announced the winners of its second annual Dorian Awards on Tuesday, and Colfer tied with his Glee costar Jane Lynch, 50, for Best TV Comedy Performance. Not bad for Colfer, who was merely a teenager when he started his career on the hit series and is now being recognized as one of the strongest cast members in the show's third season.
Colfer, who plays bullied gay teen Kurt Hummel on Glee, is looking forward to working with the show's next guest star, Anne Hathaway. Creator Ryan Murphy recently confirmed that the Love and Other Drugs star would make an appearance. "She's already created [her role]," Murphy told People. "She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt."
Colfer had a chance to chime in on the idea. "Can you imagine a family with myself, Mike O'Malley, Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway? That's one hell of a family," he said.
In addition to his hard work on the award-winning Glee, Colfer will write and star in a film, Struck by Lightning, slated for release in 2012. —KIMBERLY STEELE