So I have been asked to sum up the Q&A with Darren and I’ll gladly do it but some things are a blur so don’t expect me to write the exact questions or answers! Not because I don’t want to but because I don’t want to report false things and put words in their mouths! I’ll sum up what Darren said in a few points (for now at least)
1)Darren joked about not having any problem with Dianna saying to him she’s expecting her child (this was a joke following Mark talking about Quik storyline from s1
2)Darren showed the Hedwig promo photoshoot to Mark and the translator saying that she looks really good. Mark played along and pretended to be attracted to Hedwig/Darren and put a arm behind him. Darren joked and said “probably there are cameras behind me and you’re all gonna see it, it always happens”. Sorry there wasn’t any camera.
3)”Do you know or can you tell us when the photoshoot is gonna come out?” [my Q]
He said he doesn’t know, it’s not his work. To quote him “I’m just in heels not on the computer. I’m not the right person to ask”. He said he assumes he’s gonna be out soon since he starts in a month.
4)He said he liked the wedding episode. It was “bound” to happen. He said he and Chris were very glad it wasn’t all about them and that it wasn’t a cliché, a stereothype of “the big gay wedding”. It was beautiful but not over the top.
5)He would have liked to sing more “American classic” music.
6)He said one of the funniest things was the vaporape scene. He loves Tina. He said it was weird having his chest hair trimmed and that it was fun because he only had to pretend to be asleep but he couldn’t because feeling her hands all over his body was making him laugh.
7)He and Mark used to make up random dirty songs. One of them is called “there is nothing better then” and it’s probably about sex (they didn’t say but there were innuendos)
8)They know the response to Glee is huge. The cons, the ITunes charts, the shows. They feel our love.
9)He prefers This Time to Rise
10) “if you want to talk about your writing process” it depends. Writing for musicals (starkid) is easier because you know the story, the character, their background, their accent, their vocal extension. The same is for This Time. He knew Rachel story and the fact that the show itself was ending and Lea’s range (three octaves) helped him “I made her do two octaves and a half”. Writing pop music is harder because “nobody knows how to write a numer one hit”. When you listen to a song on radio and say that it sucks it doesn’t metter, it’s on the radio and you have it stuck in your head so it’s a good pop song.
11) He confirmed he put the album on standby because he’s “focusing on his acting career”. He was too busy with Glee and now with other projects, first of all Broadway, and he wants to take his time. He doesn’t like working with deadlines and “standards”, he wants to do it in his own way with his own ideas. No compromise. That’s why he’s waiting till he will be ready to dedicate time to this project.
12)Darren wants to be a songwriter. He didn’t say it directly but during the concert he told us to please buy This Time to place it in a good position on charts. This will let him continue to write song “for other people”.
13)If he could choose a singer to write songs for it would be Naya Rivera. She’s one of Darren’s favorite famale singers. “And since Adele and Katy Perry are out of my reach”.
14)He’s glad he doesn’t have to wear the hair gel anymore but he really didn’t mind it because it helped him to always “be in character”. He was lucky because he doesn’t like to be himself when he’s acting and, while some actors had to basically play themselves on the show, he had to be a completely different guy. He his like this “beard, jeans, curls” so putting gels and shaving everyday really helped him.
15)He confirmed the heads-up game was not in the script. Himself and Chris decided to do it to show the tension between the two of them and David. Then he said it was weird because they have spent more time in that elevator than Kurt and Blaine. It took them three days to shoot those scenes.
16)He’s favorite song by Mark is “Sweet Caroline” while for Mark, his favorite song by Darren, is “Teenage Dream”
17) About who makes more jokes and funny stuff on set. Mark said Darren is the one who jokes the most off camera while they both said that Chord “is always an idiot” off and on camera. A lot of Chord’s off camera jokes became Sam’s jokes on the show.