Chris Colfer in ICON Magazine

Posted on January 25, 2013

Chris brought his hair as close to Jesus as possible and modeled a whole bunch of skinny jackets for ICON mag.


‘Glee’ star Chris Colfer covers the latest issue of ICON magazine photographed by Steve Erle.

On being typecast: Sometimes [I do worry], but I feel like if I have that worry, then I’m doing something right. It is interesting how many people really thinking that I am my character and that Glee is actually a documentary. But i don’t really see that as my problem. I’ve always know what I wanted to do and what I’m capable of so I’m not worried about it. I think it’s more of the world’s problem than mine.”

On writing children’s stories: “When I was ten years old, I got really into telling stories and entertaining people, and that’s when I chose my profession. I always hated reading and being told stories because I always wanted to change what I was hearing. It was the first story [“The Land of Stories”] that I came up with and it kind of morphed over the years.”

On his advice to others: “As cheesy as it sounds, if you dream it, it’ll happen. As long as you’re trying, you’re succeeding. You only stop succeeding once you give up. And I’ve met so many people who have just given up and it’s so sad. But I think as long as you’re trying to accomplish what you want, then that’s succeeding.”

He looks cute, even if he does appear to have only one facial expression. We wish he’d dress like this for the red carpet.


[Photo Credit: Steve Erle for Icon Magazine]

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  • gabbilevy

    Hahaha his hair is so high it only makes it entirely into one shot. But hey, he looks good.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    There are some really great clothes here.  Want list?  Green jacket, tweed suit, burgundy sweater.
    And yeah, I know I’d never wear the trousers from the suit.  But I covet that jacket.

  • Sobaika

    He’s right, that soundbite is very cheesy. 

    • Gotham Tomato

      Maybe the first sentence, but the rest of it – about continuing to work and not giving up,(ie; putting your dreams into action) mitigates that and is very true for a working artist, which is what he is.


  • Beth G

    if you dream it, it’ll happen.  –    Sorry…. that’s actually a load of bull. 

    • Nicholas

      Work hazard from working on a saccharine show like Glee for almost five years, I reckon.

    • VioletFem

      Well it worked for him…

    • Delaney Davis

       Succeeding early in life doesn’t make for the best perspective on such things. I’m happy he’s done well but you’ve definitely got to take advice from someone like that with a honkin chunk of salt.

      I think he looks totally cute here – much less twee than usual.

    • lovelyivy

      Yep. Oprah-The-Secret-is-positive-thinking-no-really level of bull.

  • RocknRollmom

    Are the shoes with the suit/hat pic forest green wingtips?!  They look like it on my monitor.  LOVE those if the case.  He is adorable.  The mom in me just wants to give him a hug.

  • foodycatAlicia

    Very nice. But he really needs to work on his range of expressions.

    • Depot'er

       (nothing against foodycatalicia) but ‘range’ implies more than one? I do agree, wish he could keep some of these (terrific) clothes for the rc.

      • foodycatAlicia

         😉 I see 2 – in the burgundy jacket he has a hint of a smirk!

  • Kim Brightman

    He looks great in the green jacket…that’s a look he should keep.  The burgundy jacket is too nipped in at the waist…what guy other than RuPaul wants an hourglass figure?

  • Charlotte

    Lovely to see him in something other then his usual vest.

  • AuntieAnonny

    I’m suddenly excited to see what he’ll look like in five years.

  • Ashleigh Boutelle

    he is FABULOUS!! especially in that burgundy blazer! 

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    All Le Tigre, All the time… here on Q.G.A.Y. FM97.8

  • nannypoo

    He looks really cute here. His hair is too tall and his clothes are too tight, but he looks adorable anyway.

  • Maya KC

    Loving the English dandy look.

  • CallMeJane

    He’s sort of serenely beautiful in these photos.  Something I wouldn’t ordinarily say about him.  I must say though, that whole thing about “it’s the world’s problem” bugs me. Sort of smells of a guy who doesn’t take responsibility and I’ve never felt he was that kind of person. Typecasting is, generally, something to worry about for a young actor.  He’s got the rest of his career to think about.  He has to get out there and break the image – the world won’t do that for him. 

    • Laura Kelly Grunert

      Actually, he has written a screenplay where his role is a patient in a mental institution on the 1930’s.  Something that he talked about in interviews months before Ryan Murphy used announced a similar setting for season 2 AHS, interestingly.  It was supposed to start filming over the holidays, but I think his Glee schedule got in the way.

    • filmcricket

      I can’t remember if it’s in this interview or another one, but he has mentioned that the Glee phenomenon is one that’s unlikely to repeat itself, so he’s aware he’s going to have to write things for himself if he wants to play anything beyond Kurt 2.0. He’s got a few things in his favour: he’s really talented, people who’ve worked with him pretty much all seem to adore him, and he’s got a die-hard fanbase now. Working against him: typecasting. I guess we’ll see which side proves to be the strongest.

      As for the photos, I love them all except the cover and the one with the hat. Great suit, but the hat doesn’t work for him.

    • iWoman

      That’s not what he was saying at all. His point is that he’s not going to worry about it because he can create his own material. He has already written two books, another one on the way, a movie, and another movie on the way. And in those two movies he played or will play a character completely different from Kurt. He is taking responsibility in the best way possible by not sitting back and letting other people dictate what he does.

  • TonyGo

    Serving up some Rick Astley realness.

  • StellaZafella

    I’m okay with what he’s wearing – I LOVE the Green wingtips/oxfords.
    I’d like to say I’m jealous of how skinny he is…but I’m not, so I won’t. I was this skinny when skinny ties and skinny shoes were in vogue decades ago… come to think of it, my hair was about that high too…but I wasn’t trying to be cute, just stylish…and anybody that called me “cute” got a cutting glare. I wonder if he feels the same way…he seems like a really earnest young man.

    I hope to see him go far beyond the Glee gig.

  • Laura Kelly Grunert

    He is incandescently gorgeous.  Although even Chris isn’t enough to make me watch the horror that is Glee anymore, I am a fan of his other projects (Struck by Lightning, The Land of Stories, The Carson Phillips Diary), and hope to see him do many more amazing things in the future.

  • MilaXX

    I hope he stole at least one outfit.

  • Steph Foster

    Wow, he’s actually VERY pretty!

  • unbornfawn

    He looks great! Chris can pull off these skinny jackets like few others can. Rock them while you can!

  • Imasewsure

    Yes it’s one look but he looks adorable… hair heights and all!! 

  • Trisha26

    Very cute. Getting a young James Dean in the burgundy sweater pic.

  • quiltrx

    He is definitely in the Magical Man-Hair club.  Nice looks, do wish he’d losen up the face a bit.

  • iWoman

    He looks great. Chris has really come into his own in terms of looks over the past couple years. Heck, he even looks very different from a year ago. But just compare these photos with something from season one of Glee! Oh, boy. I do wish he’d shake it up a bit on the red carpet, but he always looks nice, just the same. He loves his Brooks Brothers lately.

  • formerlyAnon

    He’s handsomer as he gets a little older. (I haven’t watched Glee in 2 seasons, so everyone else may know this already.) Or else they photoshopped his bone structure quite pleasingly.

    Like the last (dark grey with accent dots) shirt/jacket best. That’s a young man’s look.

    He wears these well, but I’m not sure about the deep, wide V on the top two jackets (lovely jackets otherwise). I think they might just look as if they were a smidge small on mere mortals.

    • Laura Kelly Grunert

       I’ve seen him in person at a book signing.  No photoshopping of his cheekbones and jawline are required, take it from me!

  • marlie

    He’s very… pretty. Great shots, agree that he should dress like this on the red carpet. And something other than Blue Steel all the time would have been nice.

  • librarygrrl64

    I love him in the suit and REALLY love him in a bulky sweater. 

  • Nalie

    Totally agree, these are the kinds of clothes he should be trying out on the red carpet. He looks fantastic in these colors.

  • fursa_saida

    Is it just me, or does he end up being photoshopped uncomfortably close to Josh Hutcherson in some of these pictures? Particularly the third one down/second one after the quotes. I don’t think they look at all alike, but in that picture he reminds me of Peeta and I can only attribute it to phototricks and friends. It’s freaking me out.

  • Beardslee

    He is growing up and turning into a handsome man.

  • Fatima Siddique

    LOVE the pic with the hat, gloves and umbrella. 

  • kingderella

    wow. hes never looked this good.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    He actually looks kinda hot in these pictures, as opposed to the 10 year old boy he normally looks like.

  • ccm800

    No baby fat left on this one.  I love some  great high hair on a handsome face 

  • MzzPants

    Yeah, he needs to hire that stylist every time he hits a step and repeat.  Love the green jacket on him…brings out his eyes.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    He’s channeling James Dean and it is really, really working.

  • Emily Smith

    this is so many levels of adorable it’s insane


    Some great clothes, ridiculous hair.  And I want to meet the fool/drunk/lobotomy survivor who thinks GLEE  is a documentary. LOL!

  • kikisayshi

    He is quite cute, isn’t he?

  • Bob Sponge

    He should sing “Defying Gravity” with that hairdo.

  • Cate Young

    I want to lick him. Looks gorgeous.

  • Raistlinsama

    He is the only reason I keep watching Glee, this young man really can sing and act. He really grew up to be a handsome young man. Being geeky and plus-sized my personal style is basically the complete opposite of anything he’s wearing, but he looks really good. He should really “steal” some of this stuff for his red carpet appeareances, especially the green jacket!

  • bluefish

    Great clothes.  Love the green jacket ensemble.  He’s a crashing bore.

  • Ashley F. Miller

    In some of those pictures he looks so much like Ewan McGregor that it’s freaking me out.

  • Le_Sigh

    I want that red burgandy suit!