Matthew Morrison on stardom and how he got Elton John to be a part of his new solo album
Matthew Morrison may be on a break from Glee, but he is still a very busy man these days promoting his first solo album.
Here are some excerpts from an interview he did with his fan page:
Q: When was the moment you knew you wouldn’t have to do any more odd jobs with your career? When you were like, “Alright, I don’t have to do this anymore.”
A: I’m still looking for that moment.
Q: [Laughing] Come ON!
A: No I’m serious! I still live like a starving actor. You wouldn’t even believe. My friends can attest to it. They’re like, “Dude, just buy the freaking more expensive toothpaste!” I still have that mentality, yeah I did very well, but I just have that mentality of a starving actor so I’m very, very frugal with my money. Good because I get to save a lot of money.
Q: You’ve got lots of special guests on your album; can you tell me the story of Elton John?
A: I had gone to his Oscar party, he has an Oscar party every year in LA, supporting the Elton John Aids Foundation, and I went to that and it’s a big hoopla and I got to meet him for the first time. He was such a fan of the show and we just got to talking, and we actually hung out two other times after that.
He invited me to his White Tie and Tiara ball he throws in London. And at that point I was like, “God, I’m just going to ask him to be on the record. The worst he can do is say no and that’ll be fine.” So my hands were all sweaty and stuff when I knew I was going to go do it, so nervous. And I went up and asked him and he was like, “Yeah sure.” And it was like so easy, that was it! Of course he said yes but I wondered if he was actually going to follow through, and he was more persistent about it than I was. He was like, “When are we going to do this? Let’s do it.” And I was like, “Wow, you are on it.”