Why Was ‘Glee’s’ Michael Jackson Tribute Episode ‘Traumatic’ For Chris Colfer?

The kids of William McKinley High will pay tribute to the late King of Pop on this week’s “Glee,” but for Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt Hummel on the hit show), performing MJ’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” was a bit rough.

“I was in a leather one-suit – like, a leather jumpsuit,” Chris told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. “The dance was fine, but just the fact that I was in a leather onesie was a little traumatic!”

Chris said the embarrassing get-up was reminiscent of a Bond bad guy, combined with a certain feline femme fatale.

“Very Catwoman-ish, [but] I would say more James Bond villain than Catwoman,” he told Shaun. “I wish it was Catwoman flattering! But no, it was James Bond villain.”

While the entire “Glee” cast enjoyed performing MJ’s iconic songs, Chris said Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) was, by far, the most thrilled.

“Kevin McHale, without question,” Chris said, when asked which castmember was most excited about the episode. “He’s been idolizing him since he was a wee, wee lad.”

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