Max Adler, ‘Glee’ bully-turned-Kurt’s-kisser, on storyline

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: With all that’s going on in the real world, ‘Glee’s’ current bullying storyline could not be more timely.

We saw the bullied gay kid, Kurt Hummel, stand up for himself in Tuesday’s “Never Been Kissed” episode and then learn something not-so-surprising about his tormentor, football player Dave Karofsky: he’s gay himself.

Max Adler plays Dave and he talked to Zap2it.com about what’s going on with his character: “Before this was written, I thought there’s got to be a reason why he’s so angry, why he’s such a bully, why he’s going out of his way to make other people’s lives a living hell,” Adler tells Zap2it. “So I toyed with it. When this developed, it was kind of cool.”

“I just got the script delivered and was reading it,” adds Adler. “I thought, ‘This is getting serious. He’s not backing off. He’s going to punch him.’ And then I turn the page and it says, ‘Karofsky kisses Kurt.’ I was like, ‘What?’ I jumped off the couch. I was just as shocked as anybody else.”

When it came to shooting the emotionally fraught scene, Adler credits Colfer with setting the tone.

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