For the first time since his exit on “Glee” was announced earlier this summer, Chord Overstreet is explaining why exactly he decided to step away from a show that in many ways turned him into a star. This move came after he was not offered a role as a series regular for season 3, even though the plan was still to utilize him at length.
So why did he make this decision? Speaking one-on-one to TVLine in a new interview, Chord explains that the decision really had to do with his music career:
“I’ve been writing music my entire life and I had an opportunity to work on a record. It’s something I have a huge passion for. I did a lot of thinking and I felt like it was a good time to work on my album and focus on that avenue of my career. They offered me the chance to come back for a few episodes, but there was nothing guaranteed so I decided to dive into the music thing. “
Now, you could make the argument here that both Mark Salling and Matthew Morrison have found the time to release albums while doing “Glee” — but you also have to remember that neither one of these albums really won over many critics or became commercial smash hits. Sometimes, these sort of things require your full attention. Chord certainly does have the musical connections to make this work — his brother Nash is part of the “Tonight, Tonight” band Hot Chelle Rae.
As for when you can see Chord on TV again, he does have a brief role on an episode of “The Middle” this coming fall (which he took due to his love for Neil Flynn).
Do you think Chord will ever regret this decision?