Samuel Larsen said he almost played Sam Evans on “Glee.”
After auditioning for the same role, the “Glee” actor revealed an on-set conflict between him and Cord Overstreet.
Actor Samuel Larson was in the running to play one of the show’s main characters before he landed on “Glee.”
Speaking to Insider ahead of The Glee Project’s 10th anniversary, Larson said he was brought back to play football player Sam Evans, a character introduced in Season 2 and later played by Cord Overstreet.
He said five actors (including Overstreet) declined, but Larson said the unbuttoned shirts, long hair and multiple necklines “wouldn’t work.” work, but he knows he’s “not a quarterback.”
According to Larson, the addition of Christian Joe Hart as a student in Season 3 created a “difference” between him and Overstreet, competing for the same “street” role.
“It’s always like, ‘I want to get your job, and now I’m here doing my job,'” he said. “Maybe he thinks I have money with him. Maybe I think he has money with him. We both believe I’m wrong.”
According to the actor, they started “playing around” on set and were “good friends” but “didn’t hit it off.”
But he also said they bond over shared religious values while living the “modern Hollywood life.” He added that he would spend several days at his Overstreet home.
“We got close,” he told Insider. We can be both right and wrong at the same time.”
Larson was not cast as Sam, but eventually landed the role on “The Glee Project.”
After getting a call back, Larson said that casting director Robert Ulrich and his team asked if she would participate in the oxygen reality competition “The Glee Project” to win a job in the “Glee” rice fields.
The actor said that earlier he was not interested in it.
“I remember being so angry because it was my fault and the other five guys, all of a sudden they dumped me and hundreds of thousands of people. I tried,” he said. “I was around. I met Ryan Murphy. I met everybody.”
Larson later won Season 1 of “The Glee Project” and had a seventh arc on “Glee” as Joe, which was 25 minutes long.
A representative for Overstreet did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.