Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues Staff Writer
Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
Chris Colfer has accomplished a lot for a 23-year-old. Actually, he has accomplished a lot for anyone of any age. Colfer landed Glee after two whole weeks in post secondary. Yep, he landed Glee at the ripe age of 18 (give or take), and it has all been uphill from there.
Since landing the role of Kurt Hummel on Glee, Colfer has gone on to become a New York times Bestseller with his kids novel, The Land Of Stories, a producer and screenwriter with Struck By Lightning, and that’s not even the half of it. Colfer also released a companion novel for Struck By Lightning
—wait, there is even more.
Colfer has won a Golden Globe, landed himself on the New York Times best seller list, and has been named one of times top 100 most influential. Did you just break a sweat reading all that? It’s quite a bit for a 23 year-old to have under his belt.
He also has another film in the works featuring him as a supporting actor. Colfer has said on a few occasions the film will focus on an asylum, and he will appear as a patient. Are you excited? You should be.
Colfer may have a long list of achievements, but he has shown no sign of stopping. In light of Colfer’s admirable, inspirational, and in some ways, terrifying ambition, here are five additional things we want to live to see the young writer, actor, performer, producer, and award winner do.
1) WIN A TONY
Colfer has made it clear he was born to be on the stage. On Glee, he sings powerhouse songs by Broadway legends not limited to Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, and Barbara Streisand. He wrote a gender bent version of Sweeney Todd titled Shirley Todd, and he has expressed interest in one day maybe writing his own role. Colfer loves Wicked, Next To Normal, and in an interview, he reflected on ordering the Lord of the Rings: the Musical cast recording. Yes, that exists. Chris Colfer definitely has theatre in the stars for him, and we can hope to live to see the day that he wins a Tony whether for his performance in an original show, his gender bending role as Guy-Linda, or even for Best Book For a Musical.
2) STAR IN A THRILLER
Kurt Hummel can out sing anyone, and Carson Phillips can out snark anyone, but we have yet to see Colfer in a role where he can really kick ass. We know the guy has some mad ninja skills, so we better see him in a thriller beating up some bad guys, embarking on a high-risk spy mission, or maybe even be the super-villain. One can predict that Colfer would be very enthusiastic about a role like this, and can be assured he will most likely do his own stunts. Just…please don’t hurt yourself Christopher.
3) WIN AN OSCAR
Playing Kurt Hummel and Carson Phillips, Colfer is no stranger to intense and emotional performance. The day will come when the Academy realizes this guy can seriously act., His emotional performances always induce tears, and once he brings that talent to a big budget film, he is a shoe in for an academy award. His writing isn’t too shabby either, so maybe he will win an Oscar for best script. You never know.
4) GET MARRIED
This isn’t a “we wish” or “we want.” The man is intelligent, humble, kind, witty, and good-looking. One day, someone will want to put a ring on it. We may seem foolish, but everyone at PopWrapped, not only this journalist, is sure enough after watching countless interviews and reading countless fan interactions that Colfer is a catch. With the abolishment of DOMA and Prop8, marriage could be in the future for Colfer, and we will all be thrilled for him.
5) DO STAND UP COMEDY
Colfer has an incredibly dark, sarcastic sense of humour. He is quick on his feet, and has made us laugh out loud with some of the hysterical things he has said in interviews. Comedians draw on past experiences and know how to laugh at themselves, and Colfer has proven he is capable of doing both. Who would not go see Colfer’s one-man comedy show?