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AUDIO: Glee's Chord Overstreet Says 'Sam' Went From Gay To Straight


May 28 2018, Updated 10:18 a.m. ET

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Chord Overstreet, the sexy 21-year-old blond that's been featured sans his shirt on recent episodes of Glee, dished with Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Wednesday on how his role on the Fox hit came about, his quirky name and the rumors swirling around his love life.

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"They have me in the shower with my shirt off every episode," the 21-year-old told Seacrest. "I'm the Taylor Lautner of TV now!"

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Overstreet plays McKinley High's new quarterback, Sam Evans, on the show. He said the show's producers initially intended to cast him as the romantic interest of show regular Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer), but noticed the natural chemistry he shares with castmate Dianna Agron, who plays Quinn Fabray, and adjusted his storyline accordingly.

Asked by Seacrest if Chord was his real name, he replied, "It actually is... it's my real name... my dad is a songwriter out of Nashville... he gave me a musical name."

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Seacrest also asked him about the rumors he's been dating Rumer Willis, but Overstreet stayed mum.

"If you go out in public with anyone... people are gonna assume you're dating," he said. "There's tons of girls that I'm friends with. She's a nice girl...  I'm just friends with a lot of different people."

Glee airs Tuesdays on Fox at 8/7c.

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