NEW YORK – Skylar Astin grew to become a family identify after starring within the standard film sequence “Pitch Good” however earlier than that the actor was virtually in one other very talked-about franchise.
The singer had his eyes set on a component within the FOX musical-comedy sequence, “Glee,” which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary on Sunday.
“I auditioned for Puck,” the 31-year-old actor advised Fox Information on the Folks/Leisure Weekly upfront occasion in New York Metropolis. “I had a loopy haircut on this musical I used to be doing [at the time] so it made sense.”
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The musical in query was Broadway’s “Spring Awakening” which additionally starred Lea Michele, who would later land the lead position of Rachel Berry in “Glee.”
Astin stated of the auditioning course of: “I really like that complete forged, that complete present.”
“To see such good pals undergo that complete expertise was thrilling as a result of I had simply executed a present with Lea in New York [‘Spring Awakening’]. It was very inspiring and thrilling to see [Lea] take her profession to the following degree on that present,” he stated.
The position of Puck went to the late Mark Salling however Astin did get a visitor star position on the fifth season of “Glee” within the episode titled “Metropolis of Angels.”
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The entertainer confessed he was first bitten by the theater/musical bug when he was 14 years outdated. “My life did a 180-degree spin from sports activities camp to theater camp,” he stated. “Rising up I used to be tremendous into wrestling, the WWE.”
Followers can see Astin subsequent within the upcoming NBC dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” which was simply picked up for its first season.
“I need to develop and play one million several types of roles from a bunch of various genres,” he stated. “I need to present I can sink my tooth into some dramatic performing in addition to proceed in music and comedy.”