Blake Jenner has just launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign for a movie he penned called Billy Boy!
The 21-year-old actor will star as the titular character and his Glee co-star and real-life girlfriend Melissa Benoist is set to play the female lead. But they need YOUR help!
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Billy Boy is the story of a young man’s pursuit of redemption and self-discovery. The movie focuses on a teen who was born into the wrong life. Like so many of the youth of today, the film represents those who struggle to better themselves in spite of extreme obstacles.
“This film is definitely a passion project for all of us involved,” Blake tells JJJ. “When I was initially writing it and bouncing ideas off of Melissa, we knew that creating a truthful story with genuine, faceted characters was really important to us. A story that will hopefully move people if we have the chance to make it.”
To find out more and help the project, head on over to Kickstarter.com!
Blake Jenner – Billy Boy Kickstarter Video
Blake Jenner is memorizing in the October 2013 issue of Bello magazine.
The 21-year-old Glee actor opened up to the mag about his late co-star Cory Monteith, staying healthy, and more. Check it:
On staying grounded: “I am grateful to everyone. My family, my friends, all the great people I work with. Without everyone and everything, I don’t think any of it would’ve been possible. You definitely need a positive family unit.”
On his fitness routine: “I really love to run and then right after get some good lifting in. Then of course, follow all that up with some healthy meals and protein.”
On his upcoming project Billy Boy: “It’s a script I wrote that we are getting everything in place for to shoot. It’s about a young man who’s lost. He doesn’t have the best home life, he’s in with the wrong crowd, and takes part in crimes. He meets a girl who shows him a second chance at life. It’s definitely a story of hope.”
On what he learned from Cory: “To grateful and kind. ALWAYS.”
For more on Blake, visit BelloMag.com!
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Melissa Benoist is classy chic at the Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party held at The Bungalow on Monday night (September 9) in Santa Monica, Calif.
The 24-year-old actress was joined by her reported fiance and Glee co-star Blake Jenner.
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“A big thanks to everyone for all of the birthday wishes! You guys are AWESOME!!!!!” he recently tweeted. Happy belated birthday, Blake!
The month before, the cute couple hit up the 2013 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.
Don’t forget – Glee returns Thursday, Sept. 26 @ 9PM on Fox!
Melissa Benoist keeps it cute at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday (August 11) in Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old actress was joined by her fiance and Glee co-star Blake Jenner.
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“Nelly nelly NELLY @Blake_Jenner,” she tweeted during the show.
In case you missed the happy news, Melissa and Blake reportedly got engaged last month after meeting each other on set of the hit Fox show.
FYI: Melissa is wearing a Badgley Mischka dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.
The 2013 Teen Choice Awards are just ONE DAY away and JJJ is counting down the hours with a few of our favorite categories at the show.
It’s a battle between Stephen Amell, Glee stars Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner, Derek Theler and AnnaSophia Robb.
“How bout this for a small world… #melissabenoist & I both went to the same high school! & now both #TCA noms,” AnnaSophia wrote after finding out her fellow nominees.
Make sure to tune in to the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, hosted by Lucy Hale and Darren Criss, TOMORROW, August 11th at 8PM ET/PT on Fox!
Melissa Benoist is super smiley in this new shot from her Teen Vogue feature.
The 24-year-old actress opened up about landing the role of Marley on Glee and her instant chemistry with co-star boyfriend Blake Jenner.
“My first week, he [creator Ryan Murphy] said Marley would struggle with an eating disorder. I still get letters from girls telling me I’ve given them hope. It’s awesome,” she shared and continued, “It’s all extremely hard. But if you work your butt off and never settle, nothing will stop you.”
Melissa added about bonding with Blake, “We clicked on his first day, during a ‘Born to Hand Jive’ dance rehearsal. I love talking about it. Blake is amazing! The chemistry you see with Marley and Ryder is not acting.”
Glee lovebirds Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist are reportedly set to tie the knot!
According to Us Weekly, the 20-year-old actor and his 24-year-old co-star girlfriend recently got engaged to be married.
The couple only recently confirmed their relationship during a Twitter chat with ET Canada in May.
Blake plays Ryder Lynn on the hit Fox show after winning The Glee Project in 2012. Meanwhile, Melissa plays fellow glee club member Marley Rose.
Congrats to the happy couple, if the news is true!!!
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