Chris Colfer & Christina Hendricks Are 'Struck by Lightning' (PHOTOS)
Chris Colfer is already proving he's got his sights set on huge projects outside of Glee. The actor was spotted filming with Emmy-nominated actress Christina Hendricks on the coming-of-age comedy Struck by Lightning. The plot begins with its protagonist getting struck by lighting, as he retells his life through a series of flashbacks.
Adding to his list of critical acclaim, Colfer is acting as well as screenwriting for the film -- so it sounds like he has a very bright future after Glee.
Just last week, Glee creator Ryan Murphy announced that three principal characters (Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith) would be exiting the show after this season. But the news surprised Chris, who reportedly learned of his oust via Twitter. In an interview with Access Hollywood, he revealed:
"Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement. I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year. I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever. I don't necessarily want to leave so soon. But, I mean, it's fine. It's what it is. And all things come to an end."
Many entertainment experts have been speculating about the fall-out of the stars' post-Glee projects. Celebuzz caught up with Lisa Damiani, one of NYC’s leading vocal coaches and CEO of Star Rock for Kids!, who dished about her outlook for the graduating class and whether the hit musical show can survive without its biggest stars.
"When I ask kids [in my Star Rock for Kids! program] what shows they’re watching and specifically about Glee, the response has been consistent: they used to love and watch the show but not so much anymore. Kids have faded away from the Glee, so perhaps the cast feels that way too and know that if they don’t move on, they’ll be forgotten and lose their audience."