Isn’t it weird to think that Darren Criss only joined Glee last season? Fans of the show have certainly taken him to their hearts and it’s tough to imagine what Lima, Ohio would be like without Blaine now.
With the third season just around the corner, Darren chatted to reporters about Glee, so read on to find out what he had to say about Blaine’s “bizarre dictatorship” over Dalton, what he wants for Blaine and Kurt, and why he doesn’t want to transfer to McKinley…
How was joining Glee for you?
“I have a very unique perspective because I’ve only been on the show for several months, whereas they’ve been at this for almost three years straight. I was an unemployed struggling actor watching this Glee thing do well and so quite often I’ll slip outside of my body and be like, ‘You’re on Glee? Like, you?’ So it’s very humbling, it’s very strange, it’s surreal, it’s bizarre, it’s very fun. But I don’t ever get jaded by it - I still wake up every morning and take pictures of people doing stuff, like, ‘Oh, sorry!’ Even though they are colleagues and they’re friends now.
“I had an interesting entrance to the show because I wasn’t thrown into the school and, ‘Here, make nice with people’. I kind of started from the ground level with a new group of people, the Warblers. The only person I really interacted with was Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt. It was very organic and new for all of us so the only time we ever came into contact with the other Glee kids was like Regionals or any time the plot would take us together. I never really saw anybody or got to know anybody until relatively recently. That’s why I was looking forward to tour - that I could go out and get to know the guys a little better. It’s been really fun.”