Darren Criss Doesn’t Think He’s ‘Cool Enough’ For ‘Mortal Instruments’ Role

While casting for the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “Mortal Instruments” novel “City of Bones” has been gaining speed over the past few months, there are still a number of pivotal roles to be filled—including that of Brooklyn High Warlock, Magnus Bane. And if one name has appeared over and over again in feverish fancastings for the sparkly immortal it’s actor Darren Criss. So when MTV News caught up with him and his “Glee” co-stars Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz at this year’s Comic-Con, we had to ask if he was aware of all the hubbub.

“Oh, I have heard that,” Darren said. “I really thought Harry Shum would be good for that. I mean, that’s cool. It’s a funky part. That’d be really fun, but I don’t think they’d let me do that.”

When pressed as to why he wouldn’t be allowed to portray the beloved character, Darren gave an answer we totally don’t agree with. “I don’t think I’m cool enough for that,” he said.

To their credit, Darren’s co-stars both disagreed, with Kevin offering up an intriguing (though not entirely realistic) solution: “You and Harry can just split the part like twins,” he said. To which Darren looked straight into the camera and delivered this final comment: “Cast me!”

Are you listening casting directors?

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