UPDATED: Colfer’s manager tells THR that the star’s verified Twitter account has been hacked and that the actor will indeed be back for the final season of the Fox musical. Fox’s Glee will not be without one of its original stars when it returns for its sixth and final season. Star Chris Colfer, who has been a regular since the series, announced Thursday that he will not be coming back to the musical dramedy where he has played fan favorite Kurt Hummel for the past five seasons.
Can we please make it fun? Let’s make tons of cool art and write lots of cool words and do loads of awesome creative collaborations. Let’s come up with some brand-new cracky & delicious tropes and run with them until they’re out of control. Let’s get some epic WIPs going so we can all get obsessed together and wait for updates the way we wait for Glee. This is our last hiatus together, and it’s the longest one in the history of the fucking planet, and Klaine are the most solid they’ve ever been, and they’re living together in the loft, and they’re two perfectly imperfect brilliant artists in love, and they’re rewriting all the rules together fearlessly and forever, and I think we all just really need to go overboard in a massive way.
“Given Darren Criss’s wheelhouse, Glee doesn’t give us Blaine behind a piano nearly often enough, and as he sings “All of Me,” it’s hard not to think of the last time he sat at a piano and sang to Kurt — that ended with a betrayed, furious Kurt, too. I hate watching Kurt and Blaine argue because I’m a human with a heart, but I love that Glee has found a way to create and explore conflict in their relationship without having one of them cheat on the other. … I’m (improbably) really happy with where the two of them are at the end of this season. I’m also very excited about how Kurt and Blaine now have a canonical bird fetish. Have a great summer, fan-fiction writers!”—Vulture (via bandwagonjumping)
“They will definitely end up together in the end somehow. I think they’re very, very young to be engaged, but I definitely see them being together in the end for sure. You know, the fans get really, really upset when they go through drama but that’s what Darren and I live for. We’re actors, we love the drama, we love getting in there and experiencing a wide variety of emotions with these characters! And I’m very happy, because I think they were very much kind of like this paradise couple for a long time, so I’m happy that they’re experiencing these ups and downs. I think it really makes them an authentic relationship, and not just a fantasy.”—Chris Colfer, “How do you feel now about Kurt and Blaine. Do you feel that they’re endgame?” (via staceysthings)
Ryan Murphy not only has a firm grasp of exactly how Glee will end, he also knows which two characters will be in the “powerful and moving” final scene.
That was but one of the revealing takeaways from an intimate, Glee-centric Q&A the show’s exec producer conducted with a few select outlets (TVLine included) on Monday.In addition to previewing this season’s five remaining Big Apple-set episodes (including this week’s highly enjoyable outing, “Tested”), Murphy opened up about the big idea he and co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are cooking up for Season 6′s 24-episode farewell, which cast members will be invited to participate, and whether we have seen the last of McKinley High.
Murphy also spoke candidly about the “painful” internal conversations surrounding Rachel’s romantic future — a topic that’s touched on in tonight’s episode.