Darren Criss on Matt Bomer and the Future of Kurt and Blaine
Glee's Blaine Anderson, the dapper McKinley High student played by dreamy Darren Criss, finally had some light shed on his back story in Tuesday night's episode. Viewers met Blaine's big brother Cooper (Matt Bomer), and learned that the two siblings have a stormy relationship due in large part to Cooper's constant criticism of Blaine.
Criss spoke with Out magazine Wednesday about the Blaine-centric episode, revealing what it was like working with Bomer, as well as what's in store for Kurt and Blaine.
Why is this episode so important for Blaine?
Well, we get to actually meet Blaine's family and get a glimpse into his personal life. We've seen pretty much all of the main characters' personal stories and backgrounds already. I'm most excited about the fact that people will finally get to see what makes Blaine tick—why he does what he does. You learn more about my character through his family... what makes my character the way he is.
Where do you see Blaine going in these last eight episodes?
Well, beginning with this episode you see more of Blaine and his back story. You've seen the his friends, and how Blaine is more, now than ever, a support system for Kurt. In this last part of the season, you'll get to see more focus on the main characters and what their plans are and how their lives will be like as they move forward.
What are Blaine’s plans after graduation?
I have no clue, though my character isn't graduating this season. The cool thing about graduating high school is that you enter as one person and leave as another. I mean, the characters are growing up and changing. I’m excited to see what the writers have in store for us.
What will happen to Blaine and Kurt?
I think they'll be okay. They have a strong relationship. It’s good, it's healthy. They've become a support system for each other.
How was working with Matt Bomer?
We had a really great time, and he was very easy to relate to. He was doing all of this hilarious stuff and it was hard for me not to laugh. He was great for comedic relief, and I think you see the chemistry that we had in the episode. He's is a great actor and I can honestly say I had a great time working with him.
Read Interview and Video: Darren Criss Is a Fighter on Out.com.