Do you share any traits with your on-screen character Finn Hudson? We are both optimistic. There’s a childlike innocence to Finn that I can certainly relate to. I see a lot of myself as a 14-year-old in Finn. But we’re also quite different – I didn’t even graduate from high school first time around. I only got my high school diploma last year, which I studied for by correspondence.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Bad horror movies. I enjoy them a lot more than I should.
Have you ever had therapy? Plenty – and it works, 100 per cent.
Who would play you in the movie of your life? That’s a hard one. Adam West, maybe.
What was the best kiss of your life? The first one: I was 15, in a barn’s hay loft, with a schoolfriend. What a cliché.
Most embarrassing moment? Going into a swimming pool as a kid and coming out again without my trunks on. I was nine – probably the worst age for that sort of thing to happen – and I was so embarrassed.
What do you spend most of your money on? Rent, unfortunately.
What’s it like working alongside your real-life girlfriend Lea Michele? It’s fantastic – working together on the show that is so dear to both of us… I wouldn’t change a thing.
Do you prefer playing the happy times or the relationship angst between Finn and Rachel? Lea is obviously close to me, so it’s hard for us to play miserable all the time. What advice would you give your 16-year-old self? Relax and try not to worry; work hard and it will all work out.
Your secret skill? I could probably fix your computer.
What’s the most random job you’ve ever had? I’ve worked as a labourer, driven taxis and school buses, and been a car mechanic – whatever I could do just to get by. But it does mean that I know a little bit about a lot of things.
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter. I probably tweet every other day, which I know isn’t half as much as some people.
Whose tweets do you enjoy? [Glee creator] Ryan Murphy has been pretty interesting lately.
Where would we find you on a night off? At home, in front of the fire, reading. I don’t read that many novels, I’m more of a nonfiction fan.
Source: The Daily Mail