Chris Colfer Leaving Glee After Emmy Nomination

July 14, 2011 By:
Chris Colfer Leaving Glee After Emmy Nomination

Chris Colfer is saying goodbye to Glee just in time for another Emmy nomination.

Hey he better snatch 'em up while he can. Look what happened to the original cast of 90210 after they left the show…exactly.

Both this year and last, Colfer is the only male actor on Glee to be nominated for an Emmy, “I was very, very nervous,” Colfer told EW. As he should be, he's nominated alongside the entire cast of “Modern Family” and Jon Cryer of “Two and a Half Men.”

Jane Lynch was also nominated this year for an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series and won the title last year.

Colfer talks about his own nomination, “there were rumors that I might get nominated again, but I was thinking I wouldn't. It was a surprise. I think there is so much anxiety that comes with awards show and nominations and I was focusing on all the bad. The category is so so tough, so selective, that I didn't think I get another nomination.”

Well, he better make it last because Colfer, along with Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, will all be leaving the show after the third season. Creator Ryan Murphy says that because their characters will be seniors this fall, unless fans want to believe that they are all too stupid to graduate, they will inevitably have to graduate from the show in May of next year. If you believe that…I say the kids became too diva and demanded too much money or think they can get “movie roles.”

Though Colfer knows how difficult it is for a former hit-TV-show star, he hopes he can make cameos on Glee. “I would love to pull a Farrah Fawcett from Charlie's Angles and come back every 10th episode,” he said, “I'd be the obnoxious recurring star!”