Darren Criss: I Hope Blaine Will Be Around ‘As Long As Possible’ On ‘Glee’

Wed, December 12, 2012 2:54pm EST by 9 Comments
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Darren reveals to HollywoodLife.com exclusively that even though ‘Glee’ provides a good ‘jumping off point,’ he’ll ‘rue the day it’s over.’

I caught up with Darren Criss in the Meatpacking District of New York City on Sunday Dec. 9. There, I enjoyed an intimate Christmas show at the eBay Toy Box pop-up shop and a one-on-one chat with the Glee hunk, who revealed the direction of Blaine’s future!

Darren Is Sticking Around For The Long Haul

Even though Blaine and Kurt (Chris Colfer) broke up earlier this season, don’t expect Darren to jump ship from the series that made him a household name!

Darren told HollywoodLife.com exclusively, “I hope [Glee will] have me around for as long as possible. I certainly love that job and I do rue the day it’s over, even though it’ll be a great jumping off point for a lot of people on the show, ideally.”

Blaine’s Backstory on Glee

Darren first appeared on Glee on Nov. 9, 2010, during season two,  serving as a friend and mentor to Kurt. Chemistry between the two characters, combined with fan support for the potential couple,  led co-creator Ryan Murphy to link the two characters romantically and promote Darren to series regular at the start of season three.

However, with the start of season four, came a shift in the direction of the series. Kurt, Rachel and many of the seniors of McKinley High graduated and ventured off in different directions to pursue their college careers and chase their dreams. Unfortunately, Kurt’s move to NYC left Blaine by his lonesome at McKinley High and their relationship suffered. In turn, Blaine cheated on Kurt.

A ‘Glee’ Spinoff Featuring Blaine?

With Blaine losing his position as Kurt’s other half, he’s struggling to find his place in the series. Thanks to my chat with Darren, though, I can now sleep soundly at night knowing that Darren has no interest in leaving Glee, even if it takes a while for him to adjust without Kurt!  (I would, however, wholeheartedly support a Blaine spinoff!)

“You know, I’m really enjoying myself and I can’t really imagine it getting any better than that when you get to do so many things in such a wonderful, fun, whimsical context, under such extraordinary circumstances,” Darren added.

Darren’s Recording An Album

I also discussed the fact that Darren is currently recording an album with Sony Music Entertainment!

“Before Glee, I worked mostly as a recording artist and as a musician and a writer. There’s always been songs to record. Slowly but surely, I’m finding the right things I would hopefully one day want to release. I’m always working on music, so hopefully when it does come out, it’s something that I can be proud of.”

When asked what type of music his album will consist of, Darren said simply, “Fun music.”

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? What would you like Darren/Blaine’s future to entail?

— Chris Rogers

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Posted at 9:40 AM on December 31, 2014  

Klaine should be together forever, all my other ships have sunk, I am going to break down if this one sunk too

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Posted at 1:17 AM on April 9, 2013  

Hi, thanks for sharing.

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Posted at 9:20 AM on December 13, 2012  

Glee writers love Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Lea Michele & Cory Monteith. So, i’m sure 100 % Blaine is not going anywhere.

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Posted at 5:44 AM on December 13, 2012  

I would like to see him a great backstory about his parents his future plan in college

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Posted at 5:42 AM on December 13, 2012  

I would like to see him a great backstory about his parents

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Posted at 6:17 PM on December 12, 2012  


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Posted at 5:01 PM on December 12, 2012  

As much as I love Darren Criss and his character Blaine(I do, trust me I have a whole blog dedicated just to his butt… imagine him as a whole) I don’t really want a spin-off to happen unless it’s with him and Kurt in New York talking about owning houses in Providence Town. Yes, now that Blaine and Kurt isn’t together anymore it seems like the character doesn’t “fit in” anywhere but they had Jenna’s character Tina on that show since DAY 1 and they hardly do anything with that character. Blaine is a fan favorite and he’s had more plot and character development than a lot of the “original cast” so.. I really don’t see him going anywhere. I will be just as sad as Darren if he does though.

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Posted at 4:41 PM on December 12, 2012  

I hope Darren is around for as long as possible but i fear now that Kurt and Blaine broke up his character will be neglected completly.

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Posted at 1:10 PM on December 27, 2012  

As long as they keep Blaine front & center singing & dancing, I’ll keep watching glee. If he’s gone, i’ll stop watching glee. But, they really need to give “Marley” a personality. With Rachel, u either loved her or hated her, she was always doing stupid stuff & like any normal teen in high school, shed make bad choices, but that made her human & relatable & made you care about her. Marley is BORING!

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