— Entertainment Weekly [5x19 Recap]
— Chris Colfer [on what he envisions for Kurt Hummel’s future]
Glee star Chris Colfer has already written a feature film, a children’s book series, and a Disney Channel pilot, so it seemed only natural that the budding scribe would be tapped by the forces that Glee to write an episode for the musical series.
“Old Dogs, New Tricks,” the penultimate episode in Glee‘s fifth season, marks Colfer’s first time stepping into the writers’ room, which posed its own set of challenges and intimidating factors for the young star. In anticipation of the episode (airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox), Colfer spoke with EW about the episode, his writing future, and where he’d like Kurt to end up when Glee ends its run next year.
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.
— Chris Colfer ['Glee' 100th episode party]
— 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 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.
The Land of Stories advertisement in Entertainment Weekly magazine’s August 30, 2013 Issue