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Darren Criss: 'Really Thankful' for Glee!

Darren Criss: 'Really Thankful' for Glee!

Darren Criss chats with Interview magazine in a new article.

Here’s what the 23-year-old actor had to share:

On being thankful for Glee: “Even if Blaine was to get hit by a bus in two episodes, I’m really thankful for the time I’ve been given on the show.”

On growing up in a supportive family: “My parents encouraged it, but they didn’t really play music. I’m in a real minority as far as having really supportive parents in regards to the arts. They never batted an eye as far as not letting me do that stuff. That’s invaluable. I can’t believe how unabashedly supportive they were about everything, between music and acting.”

On his strong, openly gay character, Blaine: “When other shows present the gay character thing, it’s typically been in much more adult situations, like gay men living in New York or closeted men who are married and struggling with that ordeal, but never really the core of the journey of defining your sexuality. Blaine offers a beautiful counter to that and makes such a great addition to the many-colored palette that is Glee. So as far as me having any reservations about it, no. I read it being like, this would be so cool, whoever gets to play this, it’s going to be a great thing for an already great show.”

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  • Julia

    Ick, I don’t watch the show, THAT is the dude people are going crazy for? That picture is terrible!

  • http://GleeFanatic! GleeFanatic!

    Last night’s Glee was soooooooooooooo good!!

    Blaine+Kurt’s scene was THE BEST!!

    <3 Darren Criss!!!! <3

  • cc

    I love Blaine and Kurt. Best part of Glee.

  • ora aje

    i love him toO!!!!!

  • jenMS

    I’m only asking because I’m curious and it really doesn’t matter… but is he actually gay?

  • TS48

    @jenMS: Darren Criss is not gay.

  • Bhadra Chem

    @Julia: We’re not going crazy for him just because of looks (though he does look good. thats just a bad pic). I love him because I’m a starkid fan and he is an amazing song writer/composer. And if you dont know what starkid is, I strongly advise you to go on youtube RIGHT NOW and search a very potter musical

  • Gaia

    he is hot!

  • SoulFly

    He’s very articulate and obviously talented. I really like him. Yes, please look up a A Very Potter Musical. It’s beyond hilarious. The sequel is better! Malfoy and Lucius are the funniest characters in my opinion. You will laugh your bum off.

  • Gab

    Very earnest and sweet. Bit much, but I like him better this way than those other kids with huge issues of entitlement (looking at you Lea).

  • nata

    Did you watch last night’s episode when they song ” Baby it’s cold outside”? It was..wait for it….. legendary! ( Sorry, I had a Barney Stinson moment.) Hope he becomes a regular!

  • Amber

    @nata: I thought he was made a series regular a few weeks ago? Deadline had a report about it: he’ll be a regular starting in S3.

    Love Darren, love Blaine. He’s a shot in the arm to Glee this year. Blaine and Kurt’s tender, slow burn courtship is a pleasure to watch.

  • Sammy

    Isn’t he like 5 feet tall?

  • Oye Vey

    He’s a keeper!

  • Stefan

    @Sammy: No. But if he was what would be your point?