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Chord Overstreet 'Definitely' Not Playing Kurt's Boyfriend!

Chord Overstreet 'Definitely' Not Playing Kurt's Boyfriend!

It’s looking more like Darren Criss, not Chord Overstreet, will be playing Chris Colfer’s boyfriend on Glee!

“It’s definitely not Chord,” creator Ryan Murphy tells E! Online. “The new character [Darren] is certainly an option.”

Darren is the cast’s latest member. He’ll be playing Blaine, a charismatic gay student from a rival glee club, the Dalton Academy Warblers.

“He sort of becomes Kurt’s mentor and then maybe love,” hints Ryan. “He had to leave his own school because of bullying … so Kurt really admires and respects him.”

Pictured below: Chord at The Hub TV Launch event on Friday (October 1) in Los Angeles with the children’s network CEO Margaret Loesch. Actress Bailee Madison (Katie Holmes‘s Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark co-star), Eric McCormack with his wife, Janet, and Christina Milian with 8-month-old daughter Violet

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Posted to: Chris Colfer, Chris Overstreet, Darren Criss, Glee

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  • strawman

    It’s sad how happy this made me! I watched the GLEE premiere and was like, “Don’t pair him with Kurt! He’s hot!”

  • Manning

    Santana is going to be with Brittany. Sam probably with Quinn.


    God, people like you make me sick. Do you think Kurt doesn’t deserve someone “hot” too? You think gay guys can not be hot? What difference does it make if Sam is straight or gay? It’s not like YOU have a chance with a fictional character.

    Anyway, I’m not happy with this. Sam/Kurt was a great idea and it makes no sense that they wouldn’t make him Kurt’s boyfriend. Why make a whole other character to be Kurt’s boyfriend? Why are they going to pair Sam with Quinn instead after she’s already had two football boyfriends? Can’t she be independent for a while? It’s all ridiculous.

  • Rick Hunter

    @Manning: @Manning

    guy, i’m assuming you’re a kid so i’ll go easy on you. strawman didn’t say anything wrong. it’s no different than us being glad a character is gay. loosen up. it wasn’t like she(?) said anything offensive. at all.

  • lia

    I wanted this storyline so much i think the whole sam and kurt thing would have been amazing. But i feel as if people have already invested into their relationship so Ryan Murphy kind of has to shake it up a bit.
    I’m kinda glad Kurt is going to find someone who is openly gay he had is own trouble coming out and with the Sam storyline he would have been subject to a lot of heartbreak before it got better.

  • La

    Really all Im hoping is that Kurt gets some love, some equally requainted love, if that comes from this Blaine character then that is fine, I will be a little upset if he doesnt get a boyfriend, but the last two episodes have made me upset too, so I am ready for that outcome. BUT I am hoping for a great turn around and I am totally ready to be proven wrong.

  • Shae

    OMG NOOOOOO. i was sooooo looking forward to this story line…..Darren is ugly ug! Damn you Glee creator!!! I might stop watching now…. :(

  • Boo

    What?! Oh…lord. I am so heartbroken. Sam and Kurt actually looked good together. Boohoo.

  • JustJackXOXO

    I think this a good change.. The whole, 2 openly gay guys is a better option, because the whole “emotionally confused” straight jock storyline has been done on EVERYTHING else. Personally I don’t think Darren is ugly.. But maybe that’s just me… I think them having a diva on diva relationship will help bring back that iconic feminine spark that caused us to fall for Kurt in the first place. All this said, I will NOT be happy if chord gets with quinn. I’m sick of that pregnant hoe sleeping with all the jocks. THAT story line is more worn and used the Puck’s blow up doll.. Find something else for him to do or “cut” Fynn, and use Sam as a replacement.. <3 Peace out!~!

  • Kara

    I don’t like this at all. Kurt doesn’t need to date someone from a rivaling team. It would just be Rachel/Jesse all over again.

    I hope Ryan is just trying to throw us off. I mean, maybe Sam is gay and just doesn’t want to be outed yet. Did you see how he reacted in the first episode? He didn’t want to join Glee club because all the guys in there are called “fags”. Maybe that’s just a little too close to home for him.

  • Sophia

    I am absolutely crushed by this news. Ryan–what the eff?

    Sam and Kurt would look PERFECT together. Kurt deserves a popular, not yet another victim of anti-gay bullying. The yin and yang with Sam and Kurt was perfect and now it’s destroyed.

    I’m so sick of TV mischaracterizing all the gay folks as dweebs and all the straight people as hot. Is it some self-loathing, Ryan, that made you make this decision? I was so excited for my gay friends that their dream of dating the star quarterback would come true. But no, you can’t give anyone gay a happy ending. You have to–once again–bring in a token gay character to play the role of boyfriend.

    I’m excited to see the day when a TV series will allow a masculine, long-running character to “come out” and date another regular. But no, if there’s a gay romance on a show they either have to bring in a new character, make the gay character a stereotype, or make the gay couple a one-time guest spot. If anybody knows of a TV show that doesn’t follow this routine and promote heteronormativity, please let me know so I can start watching it instead of “Glee,” which is in a downward spiral.

  • Diana

    Too many boyfriends for Quinn then! If Sam wasn’t for kurt, how about Santana & Brittany? i mean, i don’t like them but it’s just not fair for the others :-(

  • Noah

    you should check the christian/oliver storyline from the german soap forbidden love – i pretty much liked it (: you can find the whole story with english subs on youtube^^

  • american

    Ok im out now.

  • Alice


    You must be insane. Darren is gorgeous.

    However, I was actually looking forward to the Sam/Kurt relationship. At first I wasn’t so excited about it, but I thought they had brilliant chemistry last episode. I’m hoping it happens. If not, either way.

  • Nikki

    I, personally, am REALLY rooting for Darren Criss to play Chris Colfer’s new love interest on Glee. I don’t like Sam ONE bit, I think he’s boring and lame, and he and Quinn deserve each other. I also love Darren Criss from the Very Potter Musical, so I’m a little biased but I agree that him being in a relationship with an openly gay guy would be better than him being in a relationship with a closeted jock.

  • nikkideejay

    he’s so cute for kurt <3
    hahah I just don’t want kurt and sam together
    that’s why im glad, because after only 3 episodes im already totally in love with sam hahah
    ughhhh i can’t wait for tonightttttt!!!

  • DancingPupets

    1st. I don#t think Sam is that hot haha, 2nd sam is supposed to be a “loser” undercover, so it makes sense that they pair him up with Quinn because she is trying to avoid ANYTHING that will damage her reputation again, but with Sam she’ll stay on ground ;) I like it. And when I see Blaine looking at Kurt I melt, he makes such killer looks x3

  • Natsumi

    Can I just say one thing? What is the point in getting a lot of peoples hopes up for something like this, Sam, a football player, and Kurt, an openly gay resident, to be together then telling us “Nope. Not gonna happen.”

    I mean- Isn’t Chord the one who stated that he wasn’t really bothered if he had to play Kurt’s boyfriend? Why have him date Quinn, whose always having a football player as a boyfriend? Can’t she find someone else, be independent, or go back to Puck or something?

    Ryan, I used to like Glee, I still do but after this… I don’t think I can quite look at Glee the same.

    Be glad I still have FanFiction to READ about SAM/KURT NOT KURT/BLAINE NOT SAM/QUINN – BUT SAM/KURT. The most cutest couple ever – after Puck and Quinn, Rachel and Finn, Brittany and Santana, Tina and Mike.