I want to see Blaine doing something. New York would be cool. You have to be economic with what stories you’re telling so people can’t just go off to other cities in the world. If he goes to New York, I wouldn’t see that as such a surprise. Blaine really would like to go to New York, he wants to be wherever Kurt is.
—  Darren Criss on whether he wants Blaine to head to New York
I have nothing, I could make something up! Blaine gets bitten by a radioactive crocodile and becomes a superhero. I’m just putting that out there, I don’t know. … I think I’m—I think they have me an actor for a reason. I think they keep me as far away from writing as possible.
—  Darren Criss at the 2012 Much Music Video Awards. [source]

 ”I think for any relationship that got such a killer start as the two of them it’s good to have some troubled water,” Criss said. “I think it’s good to show young people especially that really strong relationships — when they do part — it’s not necessarily the end. It’s sort of a new chapter for both people. I like that they’re very much staying in each other’s lives.” Although Criss likes their time apart, he is still holding out hope for a happy ending. “Of course, I want to see them together in the end. Duh,” he said.

When asked what he would like his character to do post-graduation, Criss was unsure, except to say he really wants to see Blaine work for it. “Regardless of where it goes, I would like to see Blaine struggle. He’s a very privileged young lad who went to a private school, probably has a bit of money. Big things happen for him all the time that I’d like, if he does have everything going for him, [for him] to realize that things don’t get handed to you,” Criss said. “You have to work really hard. Things aren’t served to you on a silver platter.”


Together with his co-star, Darren Criss, Colfer has embodied probably the greatest same-sex television couple ever; Kurt Hummel and Blaine Anderson, aka Klaine. Their (mostly) sweet love story has grabbed the imagination of millions, and become a symbol of the need for – and lack of – intelligent gay relationships in entertainment.

Whilst much of Klaine’s success had to do with the writing (during season two at least) and the chemistry between Colfer and Criss; the talent of the two actors has taken the characters to a whole new level.

—  [Source]
Darren Criss talks about playing Blaine:
  • Gay Times:What's it like to play a gay character as a straight man?
  • Darren:It's fun. But that's the same answer I would give if you asked me what it's like to play a straight character as a gay man. It doesn't really change, I think. I think me playing a gay character is no different from Max Adler—who played Karofsky on the show—having to play a football player. He doesn't play football. Nor is he a homophobic bully. And Heather Morris who plays a dumb blonde, is the furthest thing from dumb, so your job as an actor is always to empathise with your character regardless of if he's... I am not going to put this on the same level as me—don't get this misconstrued—but if you're playing, I don't know, a homicidal maniac, you empathise with that person. I'm not saying playing a gay character is anything close, so be careful with that one on paper! I'm obviously not comparing the two, I'm just saying that it's your job to embrace whatever the character is regardless.
  • Gay Times:What response did you get from friends and family?
  • Darren:I think they were happy I was off the cough and getting a pay-cheque. No, I'm being facetious. Of course there was a positive response. he's a good character, thank God. If he was an asshole, I think people wouldn't be so hot on him. He started off as a very strong-willed, collected, composed character, and as far as young men on television, characters that had that composure, I couldn't really point to any other examples. Especially on a mainstream network show that was in the centre of the cultural zeitgeist, having such a role model character for young, teenage gay couples—I can't really think in my time or any time when there has been such a strong character, somebody who is central to a storyline—to play that is a privilege. That's like being able to put on a superhero costume. I basically got to don something that was much greater than myself, so it was a very positive response, and gain, it was a privilege to be a part of that.
Ever since Darren Criss joined the cast of Glee back in 2010, he’s managed to always breathe new life into the show. From his emotional relationship with Chris Colfer’s Kurt (#KlaineForever, ya’ll) to his beautiful singing voice (his version of “Teenage Dream” might be better than the original — just sayin’), we just can’t get enough of Blaine Anderson — or Darren!
—  Teen.com
The opening montage brings all the mania I could ever want. Blaine sings “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” in an empty auditorium, because he’s joining a bunch of clubs to fill his life, and all the while, he’s narrating one of those diary entries about how he’s handling his senior year in Kurt’s absence. No mention of Skype-sex, unfortunately, but when Blaine absent-mindedly offers his bowl of popcorn to Kurt’s chat window, Kurt picks up a kernel on his end in a great, goofy touch. It’s a musical number, an internal monologue, and a set-up for Blaine’s loneliness that’s somewhat less needy than the scene where Kurt is too excited about impressing Anna Wintour to focus on his boyfriend’s class election. And it ends with Blaine walking through superheroes and medieval fantasy LARPers as he sings the title. There’s the passion I’ve been looking for. Glee is a crazy splatter collage with almost no consistency, and it’s so much better when it acts like it.
—  A.V. Club review of “Makeover” [source]

anonymous asked:

Wasn't there a blaine quote about performing on the bathhouse circuit too? or was that just a line i saw on some fucking meme?

He said that. I forget which episode but it was hilarious and I do think that Blaine would be a bathhouse performer before a teacher. You don’t get to show us for 5 years that Blaine is a performer and then say—Hah! Not really.