#gosh Blaine’s face #it’s like #he is GAY #he hates it that he can ‘pass’ for straight when Kurt can’t #he’s just as ‘gay’ as he is - and this alpha gay stuff doesn’t meant a thing to him #because he’s in love with Kurt #a man #and he doesn’t care who knows it #and for Kurt to say that to him probably broke his heart
an actual representation of sick blaine anderson this entire episode
it amuses me to no end how much artie fanboys over blaine
I want to love on whosoever wrote this because yes, yes, YES.
“…Glee fell back on its cheap and easy mainstay of infidelity when Bl[ei]n Anderson, an enthusiastic and frequent entrant in the World’s Best Boyfriend competitions, threw the Hail Mary pass of out of character actions…”
“…trying to create the backstory to help the writers justify his actions, but at the end of the day it just doesn’t make sense.”
glee challenge ✦01. Favorite Character» Blaine Anderson
remember when blaine was old and mysterious with his devilishly sexy looks
yes and i fucking miss him
-Darren Criss on The Break Up (x)
Just in case there was any doubt, this is Darren saying he believes that Blaine cheating, not just on Kurt, but on anyone who was “his boyfriend,” is out of character and not in line with who he believes Blaine Anderson really is. However, it is his job, as an actor, to do his best to try and be true to the character he portrays, and sometimes that requires trying to do his best to rationalize patently illogical, uncharacteristic actions.
Darren, as always, is very diplomatic, voicing his opinion that, no matter the rationalizations, this is not something of which he ever believed Blaine capable. For him, the Blaine Anderson in TBU is not the Blaine Anderson that met Kurt on those stairs. However, he also recognizes other theories (i.e. Blaine was just trying to make a good impression in S2/S3 and that wasn’t really who he was). Yet, he is clear that he does not agree with such analysis (“I think he was being genuine”), though he understands that people rationalize it as Blaine’s interests being “complicated” or “layered.” Darren is clear that he’s not arguing that Blaine wouldn’t cheat because he’s “a knight in shining armor.” He, perhaps better than anyone, understands that Blaine is layered and that people grow up and apart and different. Darren just does not believe that Blaine’s layers and growth would ever include cheating on the person he loves.
But Darren is a consummate professional, and thus, if the writers made Blaine do this, then he must try to rationalize why Blaine would “do such a thing.” He explains that “[the writers] try to justify” Blaine cheating by saying “he’s been abandoned and it’s tough, and he couldn’t hold on any more.” But Darren doesn’t believe such circumstances would drive Blaine into another’s arms, and even if it was, he doesn’t believe it would justify it.
Ultimately, for Darren, there is no logical rationalization, other than the realization that the writers inserted something into the plot that is simply not within Blaine’s character. Which is why, at the time of this interview (probably pre 4x07) he was still holding out hope that the writers would not have Blaine actually cheat. Darren does not like what the writers have done to Blaine and subsequently Kurt and Blaine as a couple. His last line says it all…and it breaks my heart.
it’s just so obvious darren doesn’t agree with 89% of what RIB say and do (pretty much like us)? he’s so nice and politically correct all the time, but it isn’t hard to pick up. sigh.