Chord Overstreet is the definition of pop-culture perfection. How else do you explain how an actor with the name of Chord—there are three notes in a chord, and he was the third child born to songwriter Paul and makeup artist Julie—got cast on a show that is all about musical theater? It’s just in the
We caught up with the multi-talented Overstreet over SAG Awards weekend to talk life on the set, those “fish lips,” and his two favorite Glee guest stars.
What’s a typical day on the set of Glee like for you?
Chord Overstreet: It all depends on how big of a day it is or how many scenes we’re in. We’re usually in every scene that we’re there for, so it’s nice to have a little downtime where we can chill and get work done in our trailers… write, take naps, do whatever.
Sam certainly hasn’t been immune from being attacked on the show. Were you sensitive to the fish lips comment?
Chord: Not really. I really could care less. [Laughs] The show is about the underdog and the outcast at school, and people that are a little self-conscious and insecure. I didn’t even know that I had big lips until I guess I joined the show. I hadn’t even thought about it. But if that’s the only thing they can point out, then I’ll take it! A lot of girls always compliment guys with big lips, so I don’t know! [Laughs] But I could care less. I think people ragging on me is kind of a form of flattery.
Who has been your favorite guest star?
Chord: I love John Stamos. John’s a really friendly, cool dude. I thought when I met him for the first time, ‘I wonder if this guy is going to be kind of a little bit of a…” but when I met him he ended up being one of the coolest guys and playfully makes jokes with everybody. I watched Full House. I loved Full House. He’s just a cool dude.
Another one of my favorite guys is Matt Bomer, who is by far one of the sweetest guys I’ve ever met. He was constantly going out of his way. I didn’t know how good he was at comedy, but he just killed it. I love Matt Bomer. I hope he comes back on the show. I don’t see why not.
Blaine may have been the one all worked up over Chord Overstreet’s Sam in last week’s “Sadie Hawkins” episode, but according to Chord Overstreet himself, soon Sam will be having a hard time of his own.
“Sam’s trying to figure of what these next few next steps are in life, and he goes through a lot of his insecurities. He deals with his grades a little bit and he’s struggling with that,” Chord Overstreet tells [E! Online]. “He’s a little hard on himself, but he has everybody towards the end of the episode bring some life back into him and cheer him up. It has a lot of heart and funny stuff.”
Well we know Blaine will definitely be there to cheer Sam up. While Chord of course couldn’t spoil too much, he also mentioned the big wedding coming up – but he’s kind of worrying Wemma fans a little here with this strange tease.
“We were just talking about that last week. There will be a wedding. I’m not saying whose wedding it is,” Overstreet teases. “There will be some shockers, some happy moments, some singing, some dancing, and some affirmations. I don’t know what I’m allowed to say. I just gotta be careful!”
Love is in the air!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, people so either get excited (Ugh, couples!) or start stocking up on chocolate to ease the dull ache—or celebrate the freedom—of being alone (#singlepeopleproblems)! In today’s Spoiler Chat, we’re dropping some scoop on Glee and The Big Bang Theory’s big Valentine’s Day episode, plus juicy info on one of The Following’s complicated pairings. If that’s not enough, we’ve also got spoilers on Smash, The Vampire Diaries, Community and more!
GleekFreak4298 : Anything you can tell us about Glee couples? Especially Finchel, Klaine and Brittana! Please! You’d be like my best friend!
OK, but only if you get us BFF necklaces! We recently asked Chord Overstreet about the show’s upcoming Valentine’s Day episode and whether or not there’s a lot of Brittana and Sam action going down. “You’re going to get a lot of different relationship stuff from all the relationships, so I think it’ll be really fun and really good,” he teases. “There are a lot of great musical numbers that we just shot.” Too vague? Does Overstreet telling us he’s “down to a sock” in Thursday’s “Naked” ease the pain?
Chord Overstreet has dated some of Hollywood’s finest ladies on and off-screen, from Quinn (Dianna Agron) on his hit show Glee to Celeste & Jesse Forever costar Emma Roberts.
But who makes the 23-year-old actor really swoon?
Glee season 4 is still very much of a wild card for many of the characters. It’s uncertain just what’s going to happen with time being split between Lima, Ohio, and New York, but fans are slowly learning more and more about what to expect.
Murtz Jaffer talked to Chord Overstreet (below) at the 2012 MMVA Red Carpet about what’s coming up in season 4 for his character, and Overstreet revealed, “I know they’re bringing me back. I think I’m going back there. I’ll be a senior this year… I’m sure you’ll see old familiar faces pop in and out, and it’s going to be a really fun storyline.” It seems likely that there will be plenty of Sam solos this season, and it should be interesting to see what they come up with for his storyline in Glee season 4. Will they bring his parents back at some point? Will they touch upon that arc again?
What about Sam and Mercedes? She got a recording contract after Sam put the video up online of her performance, so her plans seemed to be set for the future, but will Amber Riley be back in the fourth season? Is there a future for Sam and Mercedes, or could they introduce a new love interest at McKinley for Sam? Whatever happens, this is good news for fans after what happened last year for Chord Overstreet.
Now that the status of “Glee” leads Lea Michele and Cory Monteith has been settled — they both told Zap2it that they’re returning for Season 4 — we can obsess over the fates of our other favorite McKinley High students.
Zap2it spoke to Chord Overstreet and Damian McGinty, who both said that while they don’t know what the future has in store for their characters, they hope to stick around for a while.
Overstreet tells us, “I’ve never heard my grade mentioned, so who knows” about returning for Season 4. Frankly, he doesn’t even know about the rest of Season 3. He’s shot five episodes already, but he’s not sure about how much longer he’ll be sticking around Lima. “I don’t know, we’ll see. Right now I’m just taking it day by day,” he says.
McGinty, on the other hand, was more clear about what he wants from the show. “‘Glee’ is entering a really crucial period where the main characters who people have watched the last three years are graduating,” he says. “It’s very much based around those core characters and what’s going to happen, and that remains to be seen. For me, I’m working hard and I want to become a series regular next year. That’s what I’m aiming towards. Haven’t heard anything yet.”
The “Glee Project” winner does have reason to be optimistic, considering he’s long past the number of episodes he expected to shoot. “I’m filming my tenth episode now, which is good because I only won seven,” he says. “So things are going well.”
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