Damn! Television just got a little hotter this season!
Harry Shum, Jr. has been dancing his way up the Hollywood ladder for the last 8 years in movies like Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D. Thanks to Ryan Murphy, he may finally be on his way to the top!
The actor and dancer caught his big break this year when cast as a series regular for the third season of the hit comedy, Glee.
However, Shum revealed in an interview for DA Man magazine that his dancing career may have never happened if it wasn't for a high school dare. While responding to a question about why he started dancing, he shared:
"Well, I started ‘proper’ dancing when I moved to Los Angeles, taking dance classes from the pros. I guess I began ‘improper’ dancing back in high school after I was dared to audition for the school dance team. By some kind of miracle, I was selected to the team, but didn’t know why because I wasn’t very good. A joke turned into passion and now it’s a big part of my life."
This guy is proof that it's never a bad idea to try something new!
It might take you a few years and a lot of student loan deferments, but eventually it could lead to a starring role on a hit tv show.
No matter how crazy your dream, Shum recommends working toward achieving it. Although, he keeps it real and admits he once wanted to be an NFL quarterback, explaining:
"I was a bad dancer at one point and sometimes I still think I am. Keep working hard because you never know which day you might find your groove. Also it’s good to be real with yourself sometimes, because I realize that my dreams of being a pro quarterback for the NFL are pretty much gone. But you can always just dance for fun; just like being able to play football for fun."
So true! We're really starting to like this guy! His great attitude goes well with his 6-pack! Ha!
If you're like us and are looking forward to seeing more of this fella, be on the lookout for an upcoming independent film called White Frog or tune into Glee every week!
[Image via Mitchell Nguyen McCormack/DA Man.]