quotes about darren criss

Dude, it’s been such a hoot and it’s been such a blast. It’s like old times. It’s weird because I’m seeing worlds mesh before my eyes, like, worlds that are very separate. There’s my Flash life, these people that I’ve been working with for the last two to three years, and then there’s Darren, whom I used to goof off with in college and write musicals about genitalia. [Laughs] That’s what we used to do. So, it’s very weird to have to experience that through a work setting, but dude it’s so much fun. Honestly, he works so hard — it’s been a really enriching experience and I’m learning a lot from it.
—  Carlos Valdes on working with Darren on the musical cross over [ew.com]
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Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Talks New Album 'Evolve' & Bigotry in Mormonism: 'To Be Gay Is Beautiful and Right and Perfect'

After Glee featured Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time” in 2012 during an episode in which gay character Blaine sings it to his boyfriend Kurt, the band’s frontman Dan Reynolds started receiving letters from gay fans. They wrote him to praise the song but also to say his Mormon upbringing probably meant he doesn’t accept their sexual orientation.

“That was devastating and it broke my heart to get letters like that,” said Reynolds, now an outspoken ally to the LGBTQ community and recent recipient of the Trevor Project’s Hero Award for his advocacy efforts.

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For your TrevorLIVE performance on June 19, you opened with “It’s Time,” which was a song the TV show Glee featured when Blaine sang it to his boyfriend Kurt. Do you remember that? And what impact do you think that moment has had on your career?

I do remember that. I just saw [Glee alum] Darren Criss a few days ago, and we reminisced about that because he sang it. Glee had a huge impact on the band because it helped our first song take off and it had a huge impact on a lot of people, especially within the gay community.

The Flash/Supergirl musical crossover was an immensely charming and necessary hour of television that brought some much-needed light to The Flash‘s detrimentally dark third season. The music numbers were fun, Darren Criss did an amazing job as Music Meister, and the entire cast looked like they were having the time of their lives, which made it more entertaining for the audience.
—  ‘The Flash’-'Supergirl’ musical crossover recap: 'Duet’ - EW
I could not be happier that he’s here. He’s killing this role. He’s bringing such a fun energy to set, the way he did on Glee as well. We interacted quite a bit on Glee. Our characters were in the New Directions together, and his was kind of a mentor for the younger group of kids, which I was a part of that. It’s obviously a different dynamic now, but nevertheless it’s a low-key artists net.
—  Melissa Benoist “What was it like getting to reunite with Darren?” - EW
It’s fantastic to see Darren Criss as a part of the “Arrowverse;” whether one loved Glee or hated Glee, Criss performing “Teenage Dream” was one of the best moments of that six-year run, and his character of Blaine, who once memorably took a slushie to the face courtesy of Grant Gustin’s nasty Sebastian Smythe, was a highlight. I was disappointed that this episode didn’t feature much of Criss’ musical talents; perhaps a return appearance may be in order so we can see more of what he can do.
—  Flash/Supergirl Musical Review: Putting A Little Love In Your Heart [comicbook.com]
I didn’t hear of anyone that didn’t want to come to the room,” executive producer and “champagne puppy” Kyle Joe told Billboard. “We had almost all the stars come in except Lorde, Niall [Horan], and Iggy [Azalea]. Many stars tried to come in multiple times and were upset that they couldn’t stay the whole night. We had to nudge Shay Mitchell out and she, jokingly, tried to steal one. Camila didn’t want to be anywhere else and both said it was the best thing Much has ever done. I heard Darren Criss was allergic, but that didn’t stop him.
Kreisberg says Criss was destined to play this role. “Darren so brings him to life,” the EP says. “I’m not sure who we would have gotten to do it if Darren had said no, but it turned out to be one of those things where we wanted Darren and Darren actually wanted the part. It was very kismet.”
—  Inside the super-sized Glee reunion on The Flash-Supergirl musical crossover [EW.com]
I always said yes to everything, for better or for worse, there are times I wish I hadn’t. A lot of our actors and actresses were much smarter than me cause they would say « I don’t think so, that’s gonna make me look bad », and they were very wise to do that, you know, they’re not being difficult, it’s like, you should speak up for yourself if you’re uncomfortable with something, you shouldn’t do it, that’s okay. But I never did, cause I was like « Yeah, sure, why not, that sounds cool! » and there are times I wish I didn’t because I wasn’t a big fan of how it turned out.
—  Darren on what was asked of him on Glee
Hedwig! Oh, man. What is she? Again, she’s one of these great characters that straddles the line between good and evil. She straddles the line between a few things. Oof, that’s tough! Maybe because of the romantic in me, because she does redeem herself in the end, despite the terrible things she says, she’s been a victim and a lot of bad things would happen to her… I don’t know, I think I would argue both [Gryffindor and Slytherin]. I think the romantic in me will say Gryffindor, even though she thinks she’s a Slytherin. I don’t know, that’s really tough, it’s a good one! I’m stumped. It’s a tie between the two. She’s a woman who lives in dualities on a lot of levels, so I think there’s room for a Slytherdor.
—  Darren Criss sorts Broadway characters into Hogwarts houses
Although the rationale behind the villain’s evil scheme wasn’t entirely coherent — he wanted to drain their powers while making them understand love, or something? — it didn’t need to be. Criss was put in this episode for two reasons: to look good in red suspenders and to sing. And he did both quite well.
I didn’t hear of anyone that didn’t want to come to the room,” executive producer and “champagne puppy” Kyle Joe told Billboard. “We had almost all the stars come in except Lorde, Niall [Horan], and Iggy [Azalea]. Many stars tried to come in multiple times and were upset that they couldn’t stay the whole night. We had to nudge Shay Mitchell out and she, jokingly, tried to steal one. Camila didn’t want to be anywhere else and both said it was the best thing Much has ever done. I heard Darren Criss was allergic, but that didn’t stop him.