Chris Colfer learned of Glee exit on Twitter

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  • Yesterday Ryan Murphy confirmed news that Chris, Lea and Corey WON'T be returning for the fourth season, but Chris has said he didn't know...

    Yesterday Glee creator Ryan Murphy confirmed Glee’s three lead stars – Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith – wouldn’t be returning to the show for the fourth season, telling reporters that both Chris and Lea had been involved in the sad decision.

    But now it seems Chris Colfer wasn’t so sure. The surprised actor has said he only found he was being axed from the show when the news spread over Twitter, adding that he’s not keen on ‘leaving so soon.’


    ‘I didn’t necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year,’ the Glee star told Access Hollywood. ‘I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can’t be there forever.’

    He added: ‘I don’t necessarily want to leave so soon. But, I mean, it’s fine. It’s what it is. And all things come to an end.’

    In a separate interview, he added that despite his sadness, he understands ‘there’s time for a conclusion,’ and can see why he, Lea and Cory must graduate from McKinley High.

    ‘Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not,’ he told Extra. ‘This is home for me. But I understand that there’s time for a conclusion.’

    Yesterday, Ryan Murphy explained Chris and several key cast members would be stepping down from the show, in order to keep it as close to real life as possible.

    We made that decision and I involved Chris and Lea and they thought that was a good idea,’ he told Entertainment Weekly. 

    ‘They both trust the writing and trust me and felt that it would be great to have an open and closed experience for them to go out while they were on top.’

    Despite the dark cloud looming, Chris did have one thing to brighten up his day – an Emmy nomination.

    ‘As a performer, I feel so fulfilled,’ he said of the news. ‘It’s just a huge category. It’s best actor in a comedy, and we all know that Kurt’s not funny, so I’m very, very happy to be a part of it.’

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