(LQ) Actor Darren Criss attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
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After watching closely all these years, I don’t believe Darren and Chris met when those two say they did. I think they met earlier, maybe during The making of the Pilot for Glee, when Darren first auditioned, but failed to make the cut. Maybe earlier, since both Chris and Darren were making the Hollywood scene in 2008. They would have met at parties, or promotional events, or even one of those bars where Chris says his brief appearance caused a riot. Darren did Eastwick before Glee, and Chris was making the rounds promoting the upcoming Glee pilot. Hell, they even lived in the same state, only two hours apart (like McKinley and Dalton), they could have met at a school competition. Darren was in every club, we know this much. Do we believe the “Chris Colfer home school” story for middle school? What if he was sent to Darren’s private school, as a boarding student, even though his family couldn’t afford it? Who is Darren’s Sophomore song about? They have slipped up a couple times, almost saying something more. But Glee is not a documentary, right? I love the story of the Sutton Foster concert, and then dinner, but when Darren says he knows he can never go out in public with Chris EVER AGAIN, after that “date”, that sure does sound like a person deeply invested in being with someone, one way or another, whatever it takes. Maybe that’s why Darren was so desperate, to the point of getting sick, and rumored to have compromised himself, to get this role. After all, why should Chord get this part, of Kurt’s boyfriend, and all that means, when Darren already was, or wanted to be, in real life? Plus, JEALOUS. Or maybe, just maybe, he needed to protect Chris, based on what he knew. By being on the inside, and taking the “hits” himself. Ryan has said he wrote this role for Darren. Yet we hear that Darren was exhausted and ill by the time auditions were over. Ryan knew who he was, and his background. In a lot of detail, if he wrote Blaine, at Dalton, just for him. Wonder who told him (or reminded him) all about Darren, that dreamy private school boy who played Freakin’ Harry Potter.