Why did Darren Criss Leave Glee?
To replace Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the actor left his role on Fox musical series.
Glee, an American musical drama television series, features a fictional character named Blaine Devon Anderson.
It was in the sixth episode of the second season that Blaine was introduced as the openly gay lead singer of Dalton Academy Warblers, a rival show choir to show’s main musical group New Directions.
Kurt Hummel, a member of New Directions, was initially mentored by Blaine (Chris Colfer). Ryan Murphy, the show’s co-creator, decided to match them up because of their chemistry and the positive reception they’ve had as a couple.
Critics have praised their romance, and Jarett Wieselman of the New York Post called them “the most admired TV couples of the millennium.”
Blaine transfers to McKinley High and joins New Directions at the start of the third season, while Criss is promoted from regular guest actor to the show’s main cast.
He auditioned for the major part of Finn Hudson multiple times before being selected as Blaine on Glee.
Because of his upbringing in “the LGBT community,” he thought he was unsuited for the role of Blaine.
He portrays Blaine as personable and confident and sees his youthful self-acceptance as an appropriate juxtaposition to usual media depictions of gay characters. “