Darren Criss Talks GLEE's New NYC Move, Filming Episode 100 & More
Broadway headliner and popular breakout star of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, Darren Criss discusses the recently announced shift in focus of the series to New York City as well as what we can expect when the show returns from hiatus next month as part of a new interview.
Remarking upon on the new NYC-centric story, Criss relates, "For some of the characters it makes sense. For Blaine, he's engaged to somebody who lives in New York and has made plans to go to New York. Artie (Kevin McHale) has applied to schools in Brooklyn, Sam (Chord Overstreet) is planning to be a model so there's some obviousness to that. I hope we don't completely leave Ohio because I want to see my friends - a very selfish agenda - but who knows? Presumably they do that after they graduate I don't know if they'll go right to college or if they'll pursue working or living in delicious sin in New York."
Furthermore, Criss shares, "For Blaine, if he moves to New York - and I don't know if this is going to happen - but I would assume they're going to live together. Call me crazy, but when you get engaged to somebody usually that's a good idea. So that will present a whole new structure to their relationship, and I'm sure it will create problems and conflict, which those things do and we grow and we learn and all that good character development stuff. But I don't know. We'll see. My guess is as good as anyone's.
Commenting on the highly anticipated upcoming 100th episode, Criss says, "We're doing songs that we have done before for the 100th episode, which I was initially a little concerned about because I was thinking 'I don't want to be responsible for making a song that was already great bad.' I don't want to have that on my head. But they're kind of a re-celebration of songs that were popular in the past and we're doing those with some of the old gang."
Criss adds, "We had a great dance rehearsal last week and it was the first time I'd been in the same room as all those people. It was me, Dianna [Agron], Harry Shum, Amber [Riley] and then Kristin Chenoweth. It was great."
Check out the original article on the matter here.