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5 Questions: Chatting Fourth Man Out with Chord Overstreet

Heartthrob actor/musician Chord Overstreet is perhaps best known for his role on the now defunct Glee as sensitive athlete Sam Evans. Though he did flex his comedic acting chops on the show, he almost steals every scene he appears in the tender film Fourth Man Out, which premiered recently at the Inside Out Film Festival. Though Chord is extremely busy diligently working on his upcoming solo album in Nashville, we were immensely lucky to have the multi-talented man answer a few of our questions via email correspondence.

Scene Creek: There was a real warmth and family-like feel to your scenes with Evan Todd, Parker Young, and Jon Gabrus. In such a quick shooting schedule, how did you establish that camaraderie with the cast?

Chord Overstreet: Well, I was already buddies with Parker. But we had a couple days of downtime before we started shooting so Parker, Jon and I got to goof off a bit and go exploring Albany.

SC: What was your favorite scene to shoot?

CO: I would have to say it was the scene where we are at the poker table, I kept spilling my beer the whole scene. I’m sure there is a lot of fun behind the scenes footage.

SC: One of the funniest parts of the film was when you were pointing out facts from the Almanac, Sexology, and other books you were reading. How much of that was in the script and how much was improvised?

CO: I said something different each take. I can’t really remember what was used in the final cut, but it was a lot of fun and Andy was really cool with letting all of us try different things.

SC: How has being on Glee prepared you for this experience?

CO: It’s completely different. I would just say that I learned a lot working on that show and got to work with some of the most talented people in the biz. You naturally learn a lot working with such a talented group.

SC: You’ve been working very hard on your upcoming album in Nashville. Can you tell us about crafting the album and your inspiration for it.

CO: It’s a process, I love it so much! I grew up in Nashville so it’s great to be home working and creating music you love. As far as the inspiration goes, I feel like if you write what’s real, you can’t go wrong.

Fourth Man Out played recently in Toronto as part of the Inside Out Film Festival and in Seattle as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Leora Heilbronn

Leora Heilbronn is a Toronto based film aficionado who has a weakness for musicals and violent action flicks. She can often be spotted reading a wide range of literature or listening to show tunes.