Glee’s Chris Colfer on youthful ambition and his new film, Struck By Lighting

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Best known for his Golden Globe-winning work as Kurt Hummel on Glee, Chris Colfer is a 22-year-old who has consistently delivered on his own high ambitions. Author of a New York Times bestseller, the barely-into-adulthood Colfer is also a screenwriter whose first film, Struck by Lightning, opens at the Sie FilmCenter this Friday, January 11.

Showcasing his talents on both sides of the camera in this movie, Colfer stars as Carson Phillips, an anxious teenage writer who will stop at nothing to get his fellow classmates to contribute to his grandiose plan of being accepted into his dream college. In advance of the film’s opening, Colfer spoke with Westword about what it takes to be the kid with the most cake.

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