"Glee's" Chris Colfer earned a well-deserved Emmy nod for best supporting actor in a comedy (even though "Glee" isn't a comedy, but that's another story) this morning, but -- to paraphrase Carlin -- there was a cloud to this silver lining: He got fired from the show last night.
He talked to the LA Times "Show Tracker" this morning after he got the nod, and was asked about the leave-taking after next season:
We've all just learned that your Kurt character will leave 'Glee' after next season? Were you as shocked as the fans? I think the overall breaking news of it surprised me. I definitely wasn’t expecting that. It's definitely not my choice to leave the show, but I understand it’s the right choice. The show is very real. To have the character grow up and leave and graduate, it’s the right thing to do. I think it’s more of a big deal because not too many shows have ever done it before. We see the characters until they’re in their early 30s.
Since we won’t be seeing that with Kurt, where do you see him post-graduation: I always imagined him running his own magazine. Kurtain magazine -- it would be like a Vogue-type publication. I don’t know. I love Kurt so so much. And I’m so proud of what he’s done this past season: He really went through a lot and experienced a lot. I’ve received thousands and thousands of letters from viewers who’ve just identified with him so much. It’s fantastic. I’ll miss that. But at least it’s planned, and I’m sure it will be a nice goodbye.
Kurt did endure a lot this season. How will we see him develop this year. Apparently, they’re going to go in a lighter, comical direction, which is good. I’m tired of crying in every scene.