Colfer: Getting Wilson was a coup

Press Association14 January 2013

Chris Colfer reckons it was an "absolute miracle" to get Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson to sign up for his film Struck By Lightning.

The Glee star enlisted Aussie actress Rebel for the indie movie which he scripted, about a student who is struck and killed by lightning.

He told Vulture: "I remember we cast (Rebel) the night before we started shooting, and the fact that we got her is an absolute miracle.

"She was about to do Pitch Perfect, and she was so excited by that, by the way, that she was going to sing in the movie. Thank God that film did so well."

Chris, who has another film in the pipeline, said the main lesson he learned from making the movie was not to get disheartened.

"When I was trying to get Struck By Lightning made, I was nothing but the kid from Glee. There were a lot of meetings where I walked away defeated," he explained.

"But I'm excited to get into the mindset of the character I wrote for myself (in the new film), which is just a supporting role but so important. I'm vain, I'll admit it!"

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