Darren Criss talks about Blaine Anderson for the Home Entertainment release of Glee: Season 4
With many of the former Glee Club members now graduates, the hunt is on at William McKinley High School to find talented singers to rebuild the New Directions. It’s not goodbye to the graduates however as beloved characters Rachel and Kurt move to New York to continue their education at the New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA), struggling to adjust to life after high school. So Glee: Season 4 still features all of your favourite characters, but also introduces great new additions to all the laughs, tears and fun-filled antics in a season that features numerous episodes that will leave you desperate for more.
Like the memorable seasons before it, Glee continues to attract big names, with starring roles from Kate Hudson as a nasty NYADA dance teacher, to Sarah Jessica Parker and Whoopi Goldberg (reprising her role as NYADA Dean Carmen Tibideaux). As well as this, the popular show’s trademark tribute episodes entertain more than ever, with this season featuring episodes dedicated to the music of Britney Spears, Grease and Stevie Wonder.
Glee Season 4 also sees the introduction of latest Glee Project winner Blake Jenner who joins the cast as Ryder Lynn, a football-playing sophomore who Finn encourages to audition for the upcoming school production of Grease.
I have to say, when you sang Teenage Dream in this recent episode that is what Glee does so well.
Well that was a success. That's a really, really difficult thing to pull off because we shot that live and I had to arrange the piano part and it kind of played everything. And there's a logistical side of doing something that is quite difficult. It is getting easier and easier as technology gets better. Les Mis, I know is doing it, the whole thing, but they're also a big budget blockbuster movie that has a bit more time than we do to do things. So it's good. I was really worried about it and there were a lot of things that of course, in my actor land mode I was watching me like dammit, they didn't get that thing I did that I worked so hard to do every other take. The use of one take that I was kind of nervous about. Who am I to devalue your experience? That is great if that's how it hits you. That's wonderful.
I think it also encapsulates what makes this season very interesting to watch. Moving forward is not an easy thing.
That's great. I agree with you. That is one of the best things about the show and in the pilot where you have this kind of tragic character, Rachel Berry, who when you meet her, but the gold star next to her name, all these things are wonderful about her. She really had all these bright eyed dreams about everything and then she gets this slushy in her face, because you realize that she's a loser. That is the great drama. Moving on and realizing that there isn't a place called home. It makes the show more interesting but it's also a good thing broadcast to especially our younger audience, of life does move on and it's not necessarily a terrible thing. It can be a tough thing that is hopefully a good thing if you look at it the right way and you can embrace life in a positive manner. There's a whole lot of new stakes to the season that just make it, up the ante quite a bit.
GLEE: SEASON 4 IS OUT NOW ON BLU-RAY AND DVD