Chris Colfer Sick Of Typecasting: “People Try To Pigeonhole You”


Chris Colfer is tickled pink to be promoting his new film, Struck by Lightning, but the Glee star admits he’s not thrilled about being “pigeonholed” because of his sexuality.

“I’ve never made [being gay] a big deal, it’s everyone else that’s always made it a big deal,” Colfer, who also wrote Lightning, told Hollywood Outbreak. “I don’t think I’ve ever tried to be something that I’m not. I think people do that for you—People try to pigeonhole you. People tried typecasting me before they even saw me in anything else.”

Hey, with a hit TV show, Hollywood screenplay and a New York Times best-selling children’s book under his belt, Colfer can probably tackle whatever he sets his mind to.

Struck by Lightning hits theaters January 11.