The battle to become “the new Rachel” began last night in Glee’s season premiere, but even though Artie declared Blaine to be the winner of the “Call Me Maybe” showdown, that doesn’t mean New Directions has locked in its star performer just yet.
“Blaine might want to be that, but Darren doesn’t!” admits Darren Criss, adding that he’s actually more excited to see transfer-student Blaine becoming one of the gang with his fellow classmates. “I am a huge Tina Cohen-Chang fan, so any time I get to spend with Jenna Ushkowitz is great. Blaine hasn’t had a whole lot of interaction with Tina or Brittany, and very little with Artie. So yeah, to hang with all the kids he’s a senior with now… I am really excited about that.”
So if it’s not Blaine taking on all the solos, who does Criss think should be the one to lead New Directions to more potential wins? “I would like to see Jenna or Kevin become that because they’re the original members from all the way back to the pilot.”
Spoken like a true class act. Mr. Schue should be proud.
Glee’s Season 4 premiere on Thursday answered many burning questions (Can Cassandra July can actually out-dance her wide-eyed ingénues? Yes, she can!), but it also left fans with a set of new ones . When the heck is Finn coming back? Is Tina going to be mean forever? What’s next for Klaine after Kurt’s teary goodbye? And most importantly, what other celebrity impressions can we expect from Sam next? We got the answers to all those and more:
So what’s the deal with Kurt this season on Glee? When is he going to New York? — Amy
NATALIE: Not right away. Kurt will still be hanging out at McKinley High in the season premiere, but it sounds like producers won’t waste any time getting him to the Big Apple and… on his way to a career in fashion? In the third episode of the season, he’ll meet an eccentric editor at Vogue (not his new boss) who’ll recognize his (other) potential.