Chris Colfer is only 21 years old (his birthday is today!) but he’s already got a list of achievements under his belt–breakout star of the hit FOX show Glee, a golden globe winner, photo on the cover of Time as part of the Time 100 list. He’s got upcoming projects that include a movie he wrote and will be starring in and a TV show he’s developing for Disney.
Whew. No wonder Piers Morgan seemed a little jealous when he interviewed young Chris on his CNN show, Piers Morgan Tonight. The segment aired Friday night on CNN.
Chris describes how much and how fast his life has changed. Only two years ago he was a college student and working part-time at a dry cleaners. Now, he can’t go out by himself without literally being accosted. A story he tells about getting mobbed at a movie theater and waking up with bruises the next day sounded like pretty frightening stuff.
In the lengthy interview, Chris chats about how he was bullied in school, his surprising win at the Golden Globes, Republican politicians who want his autograph (while voting against his rights–Chris is gay and out), his upcoming projects and much more (Ha. He bowed to Lady Gaga when he met her! “She was wearing a crown, ” quipped Chris”).
Watch the interview in three parts below
Chris Colfer – Piers Morgan Tonight – Part 1
Chris Colfer – Piers Morgan Tonight – Part 2
Chris Colfer – Piers Morgan Tonight – Part 3