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Chris Colfer, the 'kid from Clovis,' is in shock over his 'Glee' Emmy nomination

July 8, 2010 | 11:35 am

Colfer If you're a "Glee" fan and you haven't fallen in love with Kurt, there must be something wrong with you!

And the Emmy voters agree with us, so there!

Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt, was a complete unknown when he auditioned for one "Glee" role, didn't get it, but co-creator Ryan Murphy was inspired enough to create a new role for him. Now, Colfer is part of a TV success story, and is standing out in all of the hoopla.

What does he have to say about that?

"Not ... not ... not much," he said. "I'm so sorry. I just have no words. Oh, my. But at the same time, a bunch of things are going through my head. So many things! I'm kind of in shock. The emotions are just .. .I mean, I'm in shock."

He also had no idea how he would celebrate.

"I don't know. I mean, I can't believe it. I can't believe it. I can't believe it. I'm in total disbelief right now. I still haven't grappled with the success of the show yet! Now this? I'm just a kid from Clovis."

Clovis is in California, in case you didn't know.

Colfer said he thinks Kurt's special relationship with his father, who has accepted that he is gay, has resonated with viewers.

"He's such a dynamic character," he said. "And that relationship with his father has been such an emotional roller coaster. The way his father accepted him for who he was an amazing thing to be shown on television. There's not a lot of that out there."

And there aren't many Chris Colfers either. 

-- Yvonne Villarreal and Maria Elena Fernandez


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