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Chris Colfer on Life After 'Glee'

"Glee" star and newly anointed Emmy nominee Chris Colfer talked with "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli about his character, the colorful Kurt Hummel, leaving the show after next season, how he'd like Kurt to go out -- and what's next for the talented star.

Colfer said he was "surprised that an announcement was made" by co-creator Ryan Murphy about the cast shake-up, which also includes the ousting of co-stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, but Colfer understands.

"I think we all knew something like this was coming. Ryan's been very honest from the beginning, saying that the kids were going to eventually grow up and leave, because that's what happens, kids grow up and leave. We can't be in high school forever." The actor added, "Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not. This is home for me. But I understand that there's time for a conclusion."

What direction would he like Kurt to take when he leaves? "I would love to see him walking off to the sunset with an internship at Vogue. That's where he's headed. That's what I would like."

The "Glee" actor is also hoping he might be asked back for a few episodes. "I'm hoping I can be like Farrah Fawcett, ala 'Charlie's Angels,' and come back in the fifth episode. Or I can be like Batgirl in the Batman series, where there's a symbol in the opening credits and you know they're in it."

Even though it may be bittersweet, Colfer is excited about the upcoming Season 3. "I guess they're going to have to pull out all of the stops because it's our last one. I think they're going with a more comedic route with Kurt this season, which I'm very much looking forward to, so I don't have to cry in every scene."

And he is also looking forward to the future. "I really want to do something scary. I want to play something scary, like someone mentally disturbed," and added, laughing, "That wouldn't be much of a stretch."

What about the rumors that are surfacing on a spin-off series he says, "I just heard rumors. I'm definitely not attached to anything officially or anything like that. So we'll see."

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