Glee’s main man Matthew Morrison has a secret – he’s a reformed gang member.
But panic not, the worst thing Matthew ever did during his gang days was a headspin.
Matthew, who plays Will Schuester in the hit show Glee has admitted to his involvement in the Mean Streets of Orange County gang, which he was a fully-fledged member of during his school days.
“'I got into a little bit of... I was in the mean streets of Orange County... Me and my friends kind of started this gang. But that was my first foray into dance,” he told James Lipton on an episode of Inside the Actor’s Studio.
“We got together and we break danced. We would get together and show each other moves every week.”
To prove his breakdancing past, Matthew – dressed in a suit – showed some serious skillz on the TV show by performing a quick routine; complete with a full-blown turtle spin.
During the interview, Matthew also revealed that if he hadn’t become an actor (or maybe a professional breakdancer), he would have liked to become a gynecologist.
Matthew’s ‘normal’ girlfriend
So is Matthew’s girlfriend Renee Puente aware of his Mean Streets of Orange County past?
Matthew’s been dating Renee since last summer and says he’s happy to have found love with someone who isn’t famous because it gives him the normality he needs
“I’m very happy. Renee’s not in the industry – I need the normality. We like to stay at home and cook; we’re not that into Hollywood.”