Chris Colfer and Matt Bomer are both featured in TV Guide’s gallery of ‘Out and Proud Celebrities’. (X)
Whether you’re a Glee fan or not, this week’s “Big Brother” episode was a don’t-miss, primarily because of a guest starring role for the handsome and much in demand actor Matt Bomer. He played Cooper, the arrogant mini-celebrity brother of Blaine (Darren Criss). Not only did the Brothers Anderson look great side by side, but the show wisely let Criss and Bomer show off their nicely matched vocal talents in a Duran Duran mash-up of “Hungry Like The Wolf” and “Rio” as well as a heartfelt rendition of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
After shooting his Glee episode and appearing asMatthew Morrison’s lover in the LA reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8 play, Bomer went back to New York City to begin filming new episodes of his USA seriesWhite Collar. But the actor still managed to find a few minutes after shooting White Collar scenes to check in with us after his Glee episode aired. Of course, he also talked up Magic Mike and his co-star Channing Tatum, his part in 8 and what fans can expect with the upcoming new season of White Collar.
He also talks about Matt Bomer on “Glee,” Kurt and Blaine’s future, StarKid’s new tour, singing with Kermit and oh so much more!
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Gleeks already knew that Blaine Anderson (Darren Criss) was dreamy. But, on the April 10 episode of Glee, viewers will get to meet Blaine’s even dreamier older brother, Cooper — yes Cooper Anderson — played by White Collar‘s Matt Bomer.
Cooper is the star of a credit-rating commercial, which makes him an A-list celebrity in Lima, Ohio, and major crush material for Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). He also gives the New Directions kids a “master class” in acting with such gems as “The key to a dramatic scene is pointing,” and “The secret to great acting is ignoring whatever the other actor is doing.”
Says Bomer, “It was one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had. It’s so fun to play a character who has such strong convictions and opinions that are completely misguided and come from all the wrong places.”
The actor also gets to duet with Criss on a medley of Duran Duran tunes and a cover of the current hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. EW talked to Bomer about the hit Fox series, Cooper’s inspiration, and how his stripper moves from this summer’s male stripper flick Magic Mike influenced his Glee dancing.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Are you a Gleek?
MATT BOMER: Yeah, I definitely had tuned in for quite a few episodes. Ryan just gave me the call and said, “Do you wanna come on and be part of an episode?” And I said, “Absolutely. That would be fantastic.” He called me the next day and pitched me the character and the story arc and I literally had tears rolling down my face. [Co-creator] Ian Brennan is a friend of mine as well. They both just gave me such rich material to go off of. They let me go as cray cray as I wanted to.
I love that you just used “cray cray.” I always say that.
I use cray cray in the episode too. I’m not sure if it made it.
Sandra, the last Glee episode had me SO stressed out (but was great!). Now we have to wait forever until it’s back! Any scoop on what’s coming up? — Abbey
A show insider says that despite the emotional winter finale, Glee will return in April with “upbeat episodes,” including the much-buzzed installments with Matt Bomer as Blaine’s brother, and the music of Saturday Night Fever.
Save a prayer for Glee‘s Blaine Anderson. Things willcome undone (so to speak) for Glee‘s notoriousprepster when White Collar‘s hunky Matt Bomer turns up as his brother in an episode set to air in April. Who knows? The duo might even take a trip toRio.
Okay, okay…if all those thuddingly interspersed song titles didn’t give it away, TVLine has learned exclusively that after some long and intense negotiations, ’80s supergroup Duran Duran has cleared two — possibly three — tracks for the hit Fox series. And it’ll be the Brothers Anderson who’ll have the privilege of performing said ditties — as a mashup!
A show source says the Duran Duran number will be “very sexy and fun and big,” adding that Bomer is a “big dancer,” and that Darren Criss, who plays Blaine, is a major Duran aficionado who “has long hungered for some of these songs.”
Towleroad has learned that Matt Bomer, star of the hit USA drama, White Collar, and Matthew Morrison, who plays Mr. Schuester on the popular show Glee, will play plaintiffs Joe Katami and Jeff Zarillo, respectively, at the March 3 west coast premier of Dustin Lance Black’s play, 8, in Los Angeles. The American Foundation for Equal Rights, the organization sponsoring the plaintiffs’ legal team in the federal challenge to Prop 8, could not be reached for comment.
Black’s 8, which already had a successful premier in New York, is based on the transcripts from the trial proceedings before Judge Vaughn Walker in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now captioned, Perry v. Brown). As you will recall, Judge Walker declared Prop 8 unconstitutional, and we expect the Ninth Circuit to issue its ruling any day now. Stay tuned for news updates and legal analysis of the upcoming decision.