Daybreak: Adam Lambert says “This is a great exercise in being an actor for hire”

by Martin


Adam Lambert recently spoke to ITV breakfast show Daybreak and discussed a variety of topics including his involvement in ‘Glee’ where he plays the role of Elliott ‘Starchild’ Gilbert.

The singer, who first found fame on American Idol explained to interviewer Ross King that he enjoys acting and taking part in ‘Glee’ was the best way to prepare him for other possibilities.

Speaking on the UK breakfast show on Thursday (21st November) Lambert not only spoke about his acting role but how he was inspired by the glam rock period and how the two combined into his role on ‘Glee’:

“This is a great exercise in being an actor for hire. They said, ‘we’d like you to guest star in the show and this is what we have for you, this is what we wrote.'”

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“I think they based some of it off of me, so it’s not too far of a stretch, but it’s a whole new experience for me. It’s cool.”

He continued: “I’ve always really identified with that because of the theatrics, fashion and the rock and roll.”

Discussing the glam rock period and incorporating that into ‘Glee’ Lambert said: “It’s something I was gravitating towards before I was on ‘American Idol’, for example, and I’ve always cited that movement in rock as something that inspired me.”

“You know Queen – early Queen – was very camp and glam rock. I think they based Starchild’s audition, which is his first scene, on wanting to be that type of performer.”

What do you think? Is Adam perhaps going to focus more on acting? Would you like to see him do so or are you happy with him just making music? Is it possible to do both? Let us know below.

If you haven’t seen the interview yet because you didn’t know it was online or perhaps you’re not from the UK then watch it below. If for whatever reason (perhaps region based) you can’t see the video then do let us know and we’ll see what we can do to fix it for you.


  1. queenrosered on November 22, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Are you listening, SNL? Adam Lambert would be the perfect host AND musical guest! Why so slow to realize the obvious? Someone get Lorne Michaels on the phone STAT!!! Seriously.

  2. Limsovita on November 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I would love Adam and queen performed together at iheartradio concert, they were amazing, Adam danced so perfectly. Lolz 😉

  3. Beeoggy on November 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    When adam’s new music coming up?? I’m waiting his new music , please coming soon for me 😉

  4. Davikah on November 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I loved Adam lambert’s character as starchild . I love his clothes , it ‘s very sexy:) he sings so cool and strong.

  5. Sonyta glambert on November 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I love starchild by Adam lambert, he looked so cool. I love his dancing on glee from Marry The Night. He has still popularity for his glamberts, I am glambert 😊😊🙆🙆

  6. Ovation impact on November 23, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Adam can do both, singing and acting. Why not… In fact I’d love to him on the big silver screen. Adam has the whole entertainer sing, dance & act package plus old Hollywood looks.

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