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    • Cory:(On his impression of Glee) I'd compare it to Fame meets the movie Election, with a bit of Freaks and Geeks on the side. Most common misconception is that this is trying to rip off High School Musical! Quite the contrary, as this show really isn't a musical at all. It's a comedy show with singing. Rules apply to when you can sing and dance, which keeps the tone of the show realistic.

    • Cory:(On what song he'd like to have on Glee) "Everything I Do, I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams. That's a shout out, because Bryan Adams is the man and is Canadian and I'm hoping that Ryan Murphy will read this and write it into the show. It's epic right?

    • Cory: I love big shooting days, with crane shots and hundreds of people on set. That's really exciting.. Shooting in LA for the first time has been really exciting for me too!

    • Cory:(On if he is similar to his character in Glee) Well, I'm not 17 or from Ohio, or play on the football team or date cheerleaders, etc... But Finn and I share a certain kind of vulnerability. And Virtue.

    • Cory: (About singing in Glee) Singing? I've never done anything. Seriously, up to this point, I wouldn't even go karaoking with my friends. I would never sing in front of people because I was so sensitive about it. Isn't that ironic? Now I'm singing in front of America.

    • Cory:(About high school) I spent as little time as I possibly could there. That's kinda what I was like in high school. I wasn't a big scholastic book nut. I think I liked self-guided studies. I was on correspondence for a while. I think taking my own cues.

    • Cory: (On his signing in Glee) You've just got to focus on what you're doing, not that America is going to see you in the shower.

    • Cory: I don't need to be wildly famous for my life to make sense. I guess I'm kind of happy where I'm at, and I take whatever comes and it's a good thing. So I think what I've already been given, as far as being able to do these shows, is such a blessing. It's really cool to be able to do it. It's not a job that a whole lot of people get to do. It's a lot easier than construction.

    • Cory:(About working in roofing) You know it really wasn't all that bad. I kind of liked it. You got to work with your hands, and it feels like you're accomplishing something concrete every day. I think being in the creative arts can be abstract sometimes. The construction is quite concrete.

    • Cory:(On how he knew he wanted to act) It actually found me. I was at a loose end, and someone suggested that it would be something that I should take a look at, and pretty much offered me free acting classes. On a whim, I was so like "this might be cool", I was skeptical at first. I don't really see myself doing community theatre, so I really don't know why I would take acting classes, you know what I mean? I was 20, and it just sort of jumped in my lap, I just ran into someone who knew an acting teacher and he referred me to classes. It was suggested to me that I had potential and if I were to pursue it, then I could probably be successful. I had nothing else going on in my life whatsoever at that point; I was a roofer, I was a cab driver. I was doing nothing, right, so I just completely pursued it. I just moved to Vancouver to pursue it.

    • Cory: I just officially settled in LA, and I'm giving up the place in Vancouver... A little scary, but it sure looks like I'll be here a lot more than in Canada!

    • Cory: FOX taught me how to sing and dance

    • Cory: I keep a pretty low profile. I live in Culver City with some roommates. I don't do the whole 'Hollywood' thing. I don't think too much is going to change. If people are taking pictures of me at Starbucks, it's not the end of the world. It's cool, it's fun, it's exciting.

    • Cory: (On comparing Glee to High School Musical) How do I put this? Glee is like High School Musical if High School Musical had its stomach punched and its lunch money stolen.

    • Cory: (About his audition for Glee) I ignored the fact that they wanted a tape of me singing and dancing because it's not my strong suit, so I just sent the acting. Of course, I had to send the rest anyways. I sent a tape of myself singing REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling," but I did it like an '80s music video where I'm all looking out into the distance. It was really cheesy.

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