A Golden Globe win means a lot to the winners, but to “Glee’s” Chris Colfer, who picked up the statute for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role, it was a the culmination of a childhood dream.
“It’s insane. I hate to say that I am a ‘Cinderfellow’ but I really kind of feel like it tonight,” Chris told reporters backstage at the ceremony following his win for playing Kurt Hummel. “Literally, I have been watching the Globes since I was an embryo. I actually got a message via Facebook from a friend and he said, ‘One of my elementary school memories is you standing up in front of the class and telling everyone to watch the Golden Globes,’ and now I am here.”
The actor said he expects himself to have only few memories from Sunday night, because it was so emotional.
“I won’t remember this. I kind of blacked out when I heard my name,” he said.
There is someone who might be able to help him recall things later – his mom, whom he called backstage.
“I was on the phone with my mom. And I was trying to say, ‘I can’t talk right now because I am in the pressroom.’ [She said], ‘You’re in the rest room?’ [I responded], ‘No, the press room!’”
While he can spend the next few days, trying to tap into his Sunday night memories, Chris said he considers his win as a win for young children, who see him as the openly gay Mckinley High School student character, Kurt.
“Now I am really going to cry — I think one of the best things for all the kids that are watching tonight who don’t quite understand that Kurt is a character and that we are actors — they just saw Kurt [Hummel] get an award for being him. I think that’s a great thing they are seeing right now,” Chris said.