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Scott Porter Regrets Not Auditioning for Glee

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Scott Porter Regrets Not Auditioning for Glee

‘Friday Night Lights’ actor Scott Porter has revealed to Parade magazine that he regrets not auditioning for the hit FOX show ‘Glee.’ During the time of auditions, the 30-year-old felt it was time to move on from high school roles, but now says that it was a stupid move to turn roles based on one characteristic.

Porter, who is best known for his role as high school football player Jason Street on the critically acclaimed NBC drama based on the movie and book, left ‘Friday Night Lights’ in 2008. While he also played a high school senior in the remake of ‘Prom Night’ that same year, he told Parade that afterwards he thought he was too old to be playing a student anymore.

“…Then it (the show) came out and (creator) Ryan Murphy was like, ‘We’ve got a bunch of adults playing kids, but we don’t care, that’s our show.’…So I was like, ‘Dang, I should have gone for it,'” Porter also said.

However, Porter added that he is now trying to get a cameo on the show. “Now I’m, like, at the back door knocking, ‘Can I please come in and play on the Glee set because I beatbox, I sing, I dance,'” he said. “If music’s gonna be involved, that’s my thing. I got my start in the off-Broadway cast of Altar Boyz, so I’m like pitching ideas daily to Glee.”

Porter was last seen on the big screen in a supporting role in the number one movie ‘Dear John.’ He is also slated to guest star in upcoming episodes of ‘Gossip Girl’ and Syfy’s ‘Caprica.’

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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