‘Glee’ Star Blake Jenner Teases His Duet With ‘Big Brother’ Cory Monteith and Talks Ryder’s Dyslexia (VIDEO)

Blake Jenner won the role of a lifetime when he was given the opportunity to star on a seven-episode arc on FOX’s hit series Glee as McKinley High football player, Ryder Lynn.

However, given Jenner’s good looks, charisma and the fact showrunner Ryan Murphy has already compared him to Glee star Cory Monteith, chances are, 20-year-old Jenner will stick around for more episodes than his Glee Project prize allots him. In fact, Jenner could be the show’s newest heartthrob — and Monteith doesn’t seem to mind.

In fact, Jenner will even share a duet with the 30-year-old actor during Ryder’s debut episode, “The Role You Were Born to Play.” The two will take on Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero,” and according to Jenner, the song doesn’t disappoint.

“It’s really epic,” Jenner told Celebuzz at the premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum on Saturday. “It’s really awesome. It’s a crazy, crazy ride!”

What else did Jenner dish about his onset “big brother”? 

“Cory is the best actor. I learned so much just by working with him. The other day were on-set, and he was just giving me advice and telling me stories about his life… about acting and the choices that he makes… He’s just awesome. He’s like a big brother.”

As for his Glee character, Jenner said when it comes to the high school jock, there’s more than meets the eye. Murphy recently revealed Ryder suffers from dyslexia — and his learning disability will serve as a dramatic storyline for the newbie.

“He’s gotten to where he’s at by himself,” Jenner explained. “He doesn’t want anybody’s help because he doesn’t want to feel weak, and he doesn’t want to feel dependent on anyone, so you’ll get to see him finally let go of all that… I think it’s something that a lot of people can relate to, whether you’re dyslexic or you just have something [bottled inside].”

Ryder will also try out for McKinley’s fall musical, Grease. While we’re not sure if he’ll land the lead role of Danny, it does look like sparks fly when he meets good girl Marley (Melissa Benoist). Watch out, Jake (Jacob Artist)!

Glee returns Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 PM on FOX. For more scoop, watch our interview with Jenner, above.

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