“Glee”’s Chris Colfer on Kurt’s Love Life

By Beth Stebner
|  Saturday, Jan 15, 2011  |  Updated 2:45 PM PDT
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If any one of “Glee”’s myriad songs could be applied to the character of Kurt Hummel, the creative, sensitive, and openly gay character from McKinley high, it might be “Don’t Stop Believing.”

Kurt, played by Chris Colfer, has been through a tough year.  After transferring out of McKinley to Dalton Academy because of bullying, Kurt met a charming classmate, Blaine (Darren Criss), for whom he's quite smitten.  Colfer has high hopes for his character; saying he’d like Blaine to share the same interest.

“Kurt’s in love with Blaine but it’s not reciprocated,” said the Golden Globe nominated actor to People. “But we’re working on it. Seriously, he needs a romantic payoff.”  The most Kurt has gotten so far has been a sweet duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Blaine amid the wood panneling and old books lining the walls.

Throughout the two seasons, Kurt has sat on the sidelines while others—from Rachel to Artie—have found somebody to love. But in the end, it’s not about Kurt finding a boyfriend, it’s about his general well-being. “I want him to be happy,” Colfer said. “But I would also like Kurt to realize he doesn’t have to have a relationship to be happy.”

“Glee” returns January 18th to Fox.

Selected Reading: People, Glee

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