I remember him in my apartment, and we were running lines with him for the pilot. But he didn’t get it, obviously. He’d gone in for ‘Glee’ a few times. This final time, this most recent time, I remember talking to him on the phone the night before, and he was just exhausted by the process. He kept getting called in again and again, and he wasn’t getting it, and since a lot of us were in Chicago, he was feeling lonely. He was on the edge, on sort of a breaking point. But that’s when he landed that role.
— Julia Albain when Darren was auditioning for Glee.