So far, the casting directors have done a great job of finding younger versions of the Glee characters. Their young Finn and even young Rachel from the pilot were spot on, and they’ve done it again! Thirteen year old Adam Kolkin will be playing a young Kurt Hummel for a flashback montage in this Tuesday’s episode. Here is an excerpt from an article in The Orange County Register talking about how Kolkin landed the role:
The role called for an 8-year-old but Adam Kolkin went anyway.
The Los Alamitos High School freshman says he can look young but, more than that, he perfectly looks the part.
Kolkin, 13, will appear on “Glee” on Tuesday as a young Kurt Hummel in a series of vignettes flashing back to Kurt as an 8-year-old at his mother’s funeral.
The resemblance Kolkin has with Chris Colfer (Kurt) is so uncanny even the casting directors were taken aback when Kolkin walked in the room for his screen test.
“They all kept saying, ‘Oh my God, oh my God,” Kolkin recalled.
Source: O.C. teen to play younger Kurt on ‘Glee’ – The Orange County Register
Take a look at these snapshots of Adam with Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley. He makes a great Kurt!