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GLEE’s Darren Criss Sings ‘Teenage Dream’ Live in L.A.

November 17, 2010 by  

He’s got our heart racing in his skintight jeans…

GLEE newbie Darren Criss (Blaine) thrilled the crowd at The Mint in Los Angeles this weekend when he performed an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”.

Oh and sorry to break all Dan’s your big gay hearts, but Darren Criss likes the ladies. Vanity Fair got this adorable response when they asked Criss about his “personal connection” to Blaine’s storyline.

VF: Not that this is in any way necessary for an actor playing any kind of role, but I’m wondering about your own personal connection to the character of Blaine and the subject matter you’re addressing.

Darren: It’s a subject that’s very near and dear to my heart, simply because I grew up in such an open community—doing theater in San Francisco. I mean, it doesn’t get much, stereotypically, “gayer.” I was inadvertently raised in the “gay community.” I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings. And those were the people I spent time with early on, so my whole perception of “sexuality” just wasn’t there. It just…was. It even got to the point where, later in life… I had all the components in place. I was, well, not super effeminate, but I was into girly things—I liked musical theater, all the stereotypical things. I had to come out and say, well, I’m sorry, but I think I’m straight. And people were like, say it ain’t so! And I would say, “It’s been a secret too long, but I’m actually a straight male.”

A straight man that can sing and loves show tunes. Where have you been all my life?!

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2 Responses to “GLEE’s Darren Criss Sings ‘Teenage Dream’ Live in L.A.”

  1. Jenn on November 17th, 2010 11:23 am

    I can’t wait to hear him sing more this season. I’m with you Kath, where’s my straight who can sing and loves show tunes?

  2. Nina on November 17th, 2010 2:59 pm

    I prefer this accoustic version to the one on the show, his voice without autotune is soooooo much better …