FACE TIME with Kevin McHale
Heat Magazine (19-25 July 2014)
How the hell does a Glee star end up hosting a new E4 panel show called Virtually Famous?
It’s a bit random for a US TV star to end up hosting a UK panel show. How did it come about?
It was random. I did an episode of Whose Line Is It Anyway? [the improvised comedy show, which is still running in the States], and one of the producers was working for Talkback in London and she suggested me as a host. She had to explain what the hell panel shows were first, because we don’t really have them in the States.
This show is about online and social media stars. How does it work?
It’s about the internet’s biggest contributors. The people who made those classic YouTube clips, for example, We actually bring these people on to the show.
Do you have to do loads of research on the British panelists?
Yeah, quite a lot, although I’m starting to suspect the producers intentionally keep information from me! It’s becoming a running joke that I don’t know the shows that guests are famous for. We had Rachel Riley on, and I had no idea what the hell Countdown was. It sounded really boring as a concept and I couldn’t believe you only win a dictionary.
Is it true you’re a big Anglophile?
Yeah, growing up I was obsessed with Britain. I had British flags in my room and was really into the band McFly when I was 13.
It’s the last season of Glee this year - will you be emotional when it finishes?
It will be weird.
Is there one Glee moment that was your favorite?
Hmm…selfishly, when we did Proud Mary as a wheelchair number. And let’s just say not all of the cast were great at using their wheelchairs!
Virtually Famous starts on E4 on Tuesday 10pm
Mention of Kevin in “girl on guy 149”
SO the time has come to release my first ever single, Happy Little Pill. I have spent the large majority of the last few years of my life on this website, hanging with you guys, that it only felt right to premiere it a day or two early on here haha
I wrote this song during a bit of a rough time for someone super close to me, and for myself, and it still means as much to me as the day i wrote it, and i’m still as in love with it as the day i wrote it (which is rare for me!!). I couldn’t be prouder to be giving it to you guys today :’) Thanks for sticking around for so long, for supporting me and other online talent, and for now listening! I have the best and craziest and most committed audience in the world, and I love you all endlessly.
Happy Little Pill is available everywhere July 25, along with the preorder for TRXYE.
TRXYE is out August 15.
Kevin with a fan after recording Chatty Man [Source]
@chattyman OMG! @druidDUDE in the #chattyman green room! He’s talking #VirtuallyFamous on Friday’s show :) Sam x
@layee My fabulous #VirtuallyFamous boys @druidDUDE @seannwalsh @Chris_Stark minus my photobomb! xx