Tell me about that time when you were being bullied… What is that feeling like, for someone who’s never been through it? How did it make you feel? Chris: “I was just embarrassed. Because, I mean, I’d walk by some people that I barely knew in the hallway and they’d scream profanities at me that I didn’t think were true at the time. And of course everyone else in the hallway would laugh. And of course I had some amazing, legendary comebacks… “But it’s just embarrassing, and it’s uncalled for. Especially when they don’t know you and you don’t know them. And I was a really, really good kid. I mean, I wasn’t necessarily the best student, but I was a fantastic kid and it just was heart-wrenching. It was heartbreaking.”
How was it stepping into the Cheerios uniforms? “I think we were both excited to put on the uniforms for the first time. I definitely was until I realized how - it’s not very flattering. And there are some paparazzi shots of me on set looking like Sasquatch, walking around in it. But it’s fun. It’s nice to be on top of the school.”
Let’s talk about “Animal” for a second - what were your thoughts on that foam party? Chris: You know … I have a lot of thoughts [laughs]. Some inappropriate, some appropriate [laughs]. There were some moments that were very suggestive, which I guess you’d expect at a foam party. Just the fact that these kids found an abandoned warehouse in the middle of nowhere with so many foam machines – I think that’s the real accomplishment [laughs]!
“People still call me ma’am on the phone, and it’s just part of life now. I’m not even phased by it… Going through DriveThrus is always fun, because it’s always so shocking when they see me. It’d just be kind of like, ‘Thank you ma… woah!! Woah, sorry about that!’”
“Ryan texted me one day and said, ‘We need you to do a song that’s funny like Mr. Cellophane for this audition sequence that we’re doing in the second-to-last episode of the season.’ And so he picked Some People from Gypsy which we both love and is such a funny song, and kind of an homage to Rose’s Turn, which is one of my favourite songs that I’ve done… This song was fantastic, and this song I actually choreographed myself. At the very end I do this back bend where I put my legs behind me and go flat on the ground like a contortionist, and I’m really regretting it today.”
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