Chris Colfer's 'Cinderfella' Moment and Other Golden Globes Backstage Quotables

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Dear Robert DeNiro: Next time around, let Chris Colfer write your material. Because the Glee star sure came out swinging with some choice sound bites upon arriving backstage after collecting his Golden Globe award for supporting actor.

TVLine has recapped the most bon mots served up by Colfer, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and some of TV’s other winners.

Chris Colfer, Glee
“I have my big-boy pants on, so I am trying not to [cry].”

“I hate to say that I am a Cinderfella, but I really kind of feel like it tonight.”

“I was on the phone with my mom [after winning]. I was trying to say, “I can’t talk right now because I am in the press room.” “You’re in the restroom?” “No, the press room.”

“Thank goodness I brought Ashley Fink (Lauren) tonight [as] my date. She literally pulled me up [out of my seat].”

Colfer’s high school debate teacher, Kendra McCoy, once told him, “‘As long as you accept who you are, no one can ever use you against you.’ She will never take credit for it, but she was definitely my Will Schuester.”

“I really hope the LAPD lets me off with a warning tonight, because I’m probably going to go crazy. I don’t have tickets [to all the parties], but hopefully this [trophy] will get me in.”

“I completely embarrassed myself in front of Helena Bonham Carter…. I saw her on the red carpet and literally screamed in her face. So I will publicly apologize to her right now.”

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
“Now I can actually stuff my bra because I have got two [Golden Globe awards]. I need a little stuffing.”

“[The real Temple Grandin] is a spectacularly gifted, brave person. I just feel so fortunate to have had a chance to really consider her and think deeply about who she is and attempt to embody her…. Boy, is she real. I love her.”

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
“As soon as [costar Kaley Cuoco] opened the envelope, by the way she moved or whatever; the noise that came out of her mouth, I could tell [I had won].”

“[Like Sheldon] I do tend to be an awkward mover in real life. [The way] I have my hand on my head right now… who does that?”

Terrence Winter, Boardwalk Empire executive producer
“[Those who questioned the casting of Globe winner Steve Buscemi] were wrong, as I knew they were. This was the easiest casting decision in the world for me. Steve’s terrific.”

Jane Lynch, Glee
(Pretending to confirm a “report” that she is the show’s big diva.) “That is absolutely the truth. I am like the queen. They have to kiss my ring.”

Katey Sagal, Sons Of Anarchy
(Fielding one reporter’s suggestion that she someday play Sarah Palin) “I would have to use a gun. Actually, I do that on Sons Of Anarchy, so it is not that big a stretch.”

“No!” (Sagal’s husband and SoA creator Kurt Sutter, shouting from the back of the room, when a reporter asks if Katey’s Globes win will make him kinder to awards shows)



Comments (9)

  • OMG Jane Lynch is the best!

    Comment by Juliana – January 17, 2011 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So many great wins last night! Glad to see some new people win.

    Comment by Rofle – January 17, 2011 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer is a class act. I hope his film does well so he can spread his wings beyond GLEE. Of course if he only ever succeeds with Glee, that’s more than most people get anyway :)

    Comment by John Berggren – January 17, 2011 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer and Jim Parsons are so deserving, and such nice people. Love both of them!

    Comment by Alex – January 17, 2011 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer is so adorable! I’m so happy that he won

    Comment by Jenny – January 17, 2011 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is up with Kurt Sutter. I think he is genetically predisposed to not playing well with others.

    I would never write about his show for fear he’d stalk me. So I don’t even bother watching.

    Comment by Joe B. – January 17, 2011 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • People open their mouths, and it’s so easy to separate the class acts from the classic asses.

    Comment by VBarkley – January 17, 2011 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was rooting for Eric Stonestreet but Chris is a great actor, too, and seems very humble about it. Good for him :)

    Comment by Michael – January 17, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer is a class act, and very sweet, and talented to boot.

    Comment by August – January 18, 2011 08:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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