Our favorite, Gleek, Chris Colfer is a busy busy man, which is illustrated pretty clearly in his interview with men's fashion website, Mr. Porter.
On top of updating us on everything he's up to (head's up, the film that he wrote, Struck By Lightning is the closing night gala screening at Outfest next week!), he also touches on his own experiences with bullying, superheroes, and why he identifies more with the ant than the grasshopper...
More after the jump!
So according to Mr. Porter, Colfer's working on a novel, plus he says:
"I've written one book already, it's for children," he says. "The Land of Stories. Comes out this month. I'm also simultaneously writing the sequel which hopefully will come out next year." During season one of Glee, he wrote a movie, Struck by Lightning, which he produced and starred in, alongside Ms Christina Hendricks, of Mad Men, among others. "It's a dark comedy for teens. And I've written another movie, this time definitely R-rated about a 1930s asylum.
"Oh and my agent asked me to adapt this children's book into a feature for Disney. I wrote that one in a weekend. Yeah - a 90-page screenplay in two days. It was insane."
Still his work ethic's coming from a clear place.
Mr. Porter continues, "...Mr. Colfer senses acutely that the clock is ticking.
"It's the story of the ant and the grasshopper," he says. "The ant gathers food all summer while the grasshopper's playing, and then the winter comes - Well, I'm the ant. I'm always afraid that winter is upon us."
Colfer continues, "Every actor has a shelf life," he says. "Next year, I could go from being this spearhead of this huge movement, to the kid that used to be on Glee."
Chris isn't taking all of his success and opportunity for granted. After all, like many of his gay brethren, Colfer spent his school days getting bullied. He says, "I was harassed at school every day, called 'faggot', I had things taped to my back." And when he went home, he didn't want to burden his parents with his problems.
We like Chris; he definitely seems like he's got a good head on his shoulders (along with being ridiculously talented). Check out the rest of his Mr. Porter interview, here!