Meet the Newest 'Glee' Cast Member, Darren Criss

Meet the Newest 'Glee' Cast Member, Darren Criss-photo

Good news for Glee fans: Singer-songwriter Darren Criss just landed a role on the hit FOX show and he may become a love interest for Chris Colfer's Kurt.

Darren will reportedly play Blaine, a "cute and charismatic gay student" from a rival glee club. While Blaine will allegedly maintain a "strictly platonic friendship" with Kurt, there are hints that their friendship might blossom into something more.

Check out Darren's Glee audition below.

However, Blaine will reportedly not be Kurt's highly-anticipated first boyfriend on the show. Creator Ryan Murphy caused speculation mania when he announced that Kurt would be getting a love interest in season two. For now, Blaine and Kurt are just pals.

Fans may recognize Darren from Eastwick. The musician-turned-actor also maintains a YouTube channel with Team StarKid, a theater company from the University of Michigan. Check out Darren's acting and singing chops in A Very Potter Musical.

Do you think Darren has what it takes to compete with Kurt on screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below.



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  • bbbbgurl

    I've been a fan of Darren Criss ever since Very Potter Muscial came out. It's wierd to think of him as being a gay character though, cause he definately ISN'T in AVPM. But best of luck to him- he's very talented!

  • Lily

    I thought that other kid was going to be Kurt's love interest...

  • amy

    Darren Criss? from AVPM? :O

  • Marlena Kieling
    Marlena Kieling

    Darren Criss is an amazing singer and actor. This season of Glee is about to be the best!

  • Marlena Kieling
    Marlena Kieling

    Oh my god, I can't wait!!!