"I'm over the moon (to be hosting the Geminis)," Monteith said in a recent phone interview. "It was a real 'pinch me' moment when they asked me to host."
It wasn't as easy as saying yes though; Cory had to make sure it was okay with his Glee overlords. "I begged and begged to get the time off, so I could host," Monteith says. Thankfully, an agreement was worked out.
Cory was born in Calgary, Canada, and moved to Victoria when he was a child. After dropping out of school and working a bunch of odd jobs, the 28-year-old tried his hand at acting. When it came time to Glee, he really went Method. "Basically, the pilot came up and my manager suggested I send a tape because the character made sense," says Monteith. "(So) I decided to send a tape of myself playing the drums instead of singing, which I think got a few people's attention because it was different."
"I could always sing, but I never had any experience, so I had to get some coaching and figure out what song would be good to sing, and I just kind of dove into it and it kind of worked out."
Source: Vancouver Sun