It's Our Turn to Talk to Glee's Kurt
TWoP: What's the difference between being on tour and filming the show? What's your schedule like? What's your life like?
Colfer: It's very similar. We're all together with each other constantly, so it's a lot of the same faces... a lot. And we have other people that work on the show and worked on the tour and tour with us. It's kind of the same. When we did the music tour, we did two shows a day, we had 20 numbers each show, and the amount of energy we did for those tours is about the same amount of energy that's needed for our filming schedule.
TWoP: So we just saw the show's season finale, it was wonderful and a great first season. But the episode with you and Michael O'Malley and you singing "Rose's Turn": Heartbreaking, wonderful, and beautiful. The critics went gaga for that and your interaction with him -- What's been your reaction to their response?
Colfer: Actually, I got more response from the whole "Rose's Turn" storyline than I've ever gotten for anything else before. I had so much fun in that episode, just because I got to do so many different things. I had a whole range of things that I got to do. I got to do Butch Kurt, which I had a blast doing, because I thought it was hysterical that he could be butch. I loved singing "Pink Houses," because it's completely out of my own personal comfort zone and I knew that it'd be out of Kurt's comfort zone, too, so it totally worked out for the best. Then filming that one scene with Mike was really powerful. Honestly, I've never worked with an actor who had as much passion as he does. And getting to do "Rose's Turn" was so much fun because it was just me and our crew one late night in the theater, and it was just me and the audience -- I loved it.
TWoP: It was very Broadway, which I adore.
Colfer: God, it was so Broadway, it hurt. That's probably why I liked it so much.
TWoP: Was that your favorite song to sing, or did you have a different song throughout the course of the first season that you just loved?
Colfer: I think "Rose's Turn" was my favorite. I really love to do songs with emotion, because I grew up doing theater, and that's how the music is -- it's like music is always symbolic to what the character's going through. That was the most emotional number that I've done so far, so that's been my favorite.