Darren Criss on the set of “Imogene” in New York.
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If you’re a bona fide Gleek, you’re probably already more than familiar with one Blaine Anderson, aka soon-to-be-superstar Darren Criss who will go from guest star to full-blown cast member this season on Glee. If he’s not already hanging up in your bedroom or snuggling in your wallet (don’t judge), prepare to paste life-size photos of him in your locker (either school or gym) because, make no mistake, this kid’s gonna be HUGE. Not only does Criss have the MOST ADORBS SMILE known to man, he’s a triple-threat performer whose talent you’re about to see on stages and screens everywhere.
Mr. Criss first won our hearts (as well as Chris Colfer’s character Kurt Hummel’s) as head of the Warblers, a rival private school choral group to Glee’s resident New Directions crew. We still get chillzzz thinking about that famous Klaine kiss from last season and are BESIDE OURSELVES in anticipation to see if the happy TV couple are still singing, dancing, and STAYING TOGETHER FOREVER when Glee returns on Aug. 23 with a 90-minute episode. In the meantime, we’ll spend these last hazy days of summer perfecting our move-by-move “Teenage Dream” Blaine Dance Routine just like this little kid in a mini Warblers outfit.
We already know that DARREN CRISS BOY WONDER can sing and dance, but did you know he’ll also be making his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in January 2012? (Like we said, triple threat.) He’ll be filling the shoes of Daniel Radcliffe, which is ironic considering that Darren starred in the Harry Potter spoof A Very Potter Musical (which may or may not have been when he officially MADE OUR HEARTS EXPLODE, lightning bolt-style). He’s also hard at work all over New York City for his new film Imogene starring Kristen Wiig. Not that we’re stalking or anything, mind you, it’s our job to keep track of these things. Speaking of which, we can also confirm that Mr. Criss will be in town to co-host Fashion’s Night Out with Vogue and the rest of the Glee crew next month. In fact, here he is now, looking resplendent in a HEART-STOPPING red velvet blazer in the new promo for the event.