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Chris Colfer may be best known for playing Kurt since the beginning of Glee, but now the Golden Globe winner is getting the opportunity to see his character from a completely different side.

Colfer is currently writing an upcoming episode of Glee that will air later this season. Though it’s the first time Colfer will write for the hit Fox show, fans know that he is already an accomplished writer with the movie Struck By Lightning and the New York Times best-selling children’s novel series The Land of Stories. Now, after five seasons in front of the camera, Colfer is realizing how much his work will affect everyone behind the scenes.

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"We were always the little show that could… When the first episode aired, everyone said, ‘Oh, it’s cute, but it’ll never last,’ ’cause a musical could never work on television, so it’s really validating to be here."

— Chris Colfer ['Glee' 100th episode party]

"Jennifer Holiday, ‘And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going’: I think it’s the only crassy female Broadway ballad I didn’t get to do on this show."

— Chris Colfer ['Glee' 100th episode party, On the Scene: Stars look back on 100 episodes, reveal whose song they would steal]  (“And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” was sung by Mercedes and by Jane Addams Academy in season 1.)


'Glee' recreates iconic Beatles album covers

Glee is heading to Abbey Road!

After hours devoted to Fleetwood Mac, Madonna and even Michael Jackson, the McKinley High crew is kicking off their fifth season by taking on the Fab Four in a special two-part tribute episode, and EW has exclusive images of the gang re-creating some of the Beatles’ most memorable album covers. Above, check out Blaine, Sam, Artie and Tina re-creating the iconic Abbey Road shoot — Sam’s even shoeless, just like Paul McCartney!

The two hours will include songs from all different eras of The Beatles, including covers of “Yesterday,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” All You Need Is Love,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and 10 others.

Check out Santana, Kurt, Will and Marley recreating the band’s Let It Be cover…or, as the show’s announcing it, Let It Glee.

Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in Glee's Beatles-themed season premiere.

Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in Glee's Beatles-themed season premiere.

The Land of Stories advertisement in Entertainment Weekly magazine’s August 30, 2013 Issue 



"Ask Chris Colfer for his favorite villain in children’s entertainment, and he can’t help but pick the titular character from the second book in his The Land of Stories series, The Enchantress Returns: “I purposely tried to make her a little bit of all the classic villains,” he says of evil Ezmia, who resurfaces long after cursing Sleeping Beauty to strike fear in the fairy-tale world and beyond. “I say she’s deliciously evil.”"

Entertainment Weekly