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

Wed, December 12, 2012 2:54pm EDT by Chris Rogers 9 Comments
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Darren reveals to 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 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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