Could you imagine Darren Criss playing Finn? True story -- that role was his first audition for Glee.
"Interestingly enough, I had gone out for the role of Finn two and a half years ago," Darren said. "I wasn't right for the part at all. I remember reading it and being like, 'This is not me. This is like, a football player, and I'm a small, hobbitish guy.' But, you know, as an actor you go out for all kinds of things, and whether or not it really lines up to who you are is completely separate."
Luckily, things worked out for Darren, who loves singing in front of an audience. You now love him as Blaine, Kurt's gay mentor. JSYK reader THFLGirls says, "Im excited just to see Darren! He's soooooooooooo hot."
Darren felt a connection playing the prep school student, too. He says, "Blaine was the first time I had gone out for it where I was like, this is actually somebody that I might be able to capture a little bit. It's kind of closer to my disposition, I guess."