'Glee's' Cory Monteith Talks About His Plans for a Solo Album

1:06 PM PST 06/23/2011 by THR staff
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In a new interview, the Fox star discusses whether he will follow in Naya Rivera's footsteps and make a record.

Cory Monteith, recording artist?

In an interview with Parade, out on newsstands Sunday, the Glee star, who plays jock Finn Hudson on the Fox drama, spoke candidly about the possibility of recording a solo album, following in the footsteps of co-star Naya Rivera.

"I have a solo deal with Columbia Records. So it's about, do I want to release an album, when can we do it, what kind of album should it be, how should it be released and marketed and what's the right timing? Do I have time to do it?," Monteith said. "It's all about questions."

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Monteith, who admitted in the same interview that he had drug problems as a child, said that he "could see myself making records but it has to be right, it has to be organic."

The 29-year-old actor discussed the conflict of doing things too quickly.

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"I feel like there's a lot of fear [from others] -- like I need to act quickly because my window of opportunity is so limited," he said. "I've definitely been informed how lucrative it could be, because we have an audience. But I don't want to do it just because I have the opportunity."

He continued: "I think if you show up and you work hard and you're straightforward, you can always create your own opportunities. I hope I'm right."

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