Glee Newcomer is a Big Hit!

February 14, 2011 By:
Glee Newcomer is a Big Hit!

For a show no one I know has ever seen, Glee has gotten pretty popular, with their version of “Teenage Dream” shooting up the iTunes charts. The song was belted out by new cast member Darren Criss, a theatre nerd and the co-creator of a Harry Potter musical parody that became a viral hit.

Hollywood is highly interested in this newcomer’s success and talent. But more than that, they’re interested in whether or not he likes boys.

“I think it’s more empowering to everybody, including myself, if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character. Ultimately, that’s more powerful for both communities," Criss tells Out Magazine.

Does it really matter if Criss is gay or straight? He's the new kid on the block that is stealing the show with his talents.

Criss is composing his own music for, Starship, an upcoming musical from the theater company he started in college.

“It’s basically The Little Mermaid meets Aliens,” Criss says.

So it's basically "what" meets "the f-ck?". I have no idea what he’s talking about, but good for him.

Criss had a supporting role on the ABC series Eastwick. Something tells us his days at Glee won’t be as short-lived.

To check out a recent interview Hollyscoop did with Darren Criss click here .