Meet Glee's New Gay: Darren Criss
Those of you who’ve already seen the phenomenal clip of Glee’s "Teenage Dream" cover know that, on tonight’s episode, Kurt meets a super cute new boy friend who may become his first boyfriend. But no one seems to know for certain if the two singing students will become an item—not even Darren Criss, the actor/musician who plays Blaine, Glee’s newest gay.
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"My guess is as good as anybody’s. It’s a really big secret," the 23-year-old University of Michigan alumni told Entertainment Weekly. "I think Blaine’s most important role is…as a mentor to Kurt."
Criss, who recently appeared on the short-lived TV show Eastwick, is obviously excited to have booked the Glee gig—but not just because the show's such a smash. He revealed to ABC that, "[Blaine] is an out-and-proud student at a private all-boys school called Dalton, and he meets Kurt, befriends him and imparts whatever knowledge that he feels he can benefit Kurt with. And he's just a really cool guy. I mean even if this wasn't my part, I would see this on TV and be like, wow, cool, I'm so glad that this is a character that can be present on a show that is as watched."
Regardless of whether or not Kurt and Blaine become an item, (but we think they will), our hope is that Criss will become a permanent addition to Glee, because this guy truly is a dream.
Click here to watch Criss perform "Teenage Dream."
Click here to read Criss adress his sexual orientation.