We can all certainly be happy for the guy behind Kurt’s main man Blaine Anderson (a.k.a. the sunglass-ified Darren Criss) and his new Broadway role as he fills the shoes of Daniel Radcliffe in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying this month. (Look, his name’s even up in lights!) But what does this mean for Darren’s time on Glee?
It’s been said that Blaine will be absent from some episodes in this last half of season 3, but it’s since been confirmed by Michael Ausiello that it will only be for a total of one episode. Hip hip hooray, right? Well, there’s a lot more to be happy for than that because Darren reveals via Watch with Kristin that the episode before Blaine leaves, he gets to perform one of the Michael Jackson tributes:
“I thought that before I was going to leave, they might write Blaine out just to make things easier on everybody,” Darren admits. “Nope! Right before I left, Blaine had a lot of really cool things to do for the Michael Jackson episode. When you see that episode, I shot all my stuff in four days. It was quick! It was a shotgun of crazy, exhausting stuff and it was both a thrill—because you really wanna do justice to these awesome songs—but frustrating, because I wanted it to be perfect and amazing. So hopefully they cut it right.”
So what’s the lucky Jackson song? “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’”, but unless you know the song inside and out, Darren tells us to watch out for the lyrics:
…Blaine is doing ‘You Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin” by himself, which is a great tune. Wildest lyrics ever! It’s cool because it’s Michael Jackson. But at one point he’s like, ‘You’re a vegetable. You’re a vegetable. They eat off of you. You’re just a buffet. You’re a vegetable.’ [And it's like], ‘Whatever. Michael Jackson’s singing it. It’s cool!’”
Listening to the song right now? You bet. Gotta
eat listen to your vegetables.
What do you think of the song choice, and what else do you hope to see in the Michael Jackson tribute episode?