"Shooting the 100th episode. Having everybody around was really special. There was one night when we were shooting at this club in L.A. singing ‘Party All the Time’ with Gwyneth Paltrow. It was so nice seeing everybody together. It’s one of those Glee moments when you think that you probably won’t get to do something like this ever again."
— Darren Criss | Memorable Moment (THR.com)
"Following graduation, Blaine will have to learn to adjust to the big city and no longer being the big man on campus. “Guys like Blaine who fancied themselves as the alpha in high school get all kinds of confused and challenged with his new place, in this new world with his fiancé and the other people he meets,” he says. “He’s re-establishing his ego in a new city.” As part of that, Blaine will experience a bit of a slump. “When you live with somebody you’re involved with for the first time, there’s a lot of things that happen as a result of that. Blaine starts not feeling like he’s who he used to be and goes through a bit of a slump. You get that depression with leaving home and not really knowing who you are anymore. I like that because it’s real, when you move somewhere new you think what you’re doing there and it’s not all rainbows and sunshine a la Glee; it’s real life.”"
— Darren Criss on what’s next for Blaine (THR.com)
"Because Blaine started at a different school, my first performance on the stage was actually a makeshift rehearsal because our main rehearsal space was being used. I was vaguely familiar with the show, but I knew all about that stage. None of the actors playing The Warblers knew one another, I didn’t know anyone who worked here, so they had us do this very simple step-touch move because I was a new character and they didn’t know if I could dance. I’m, like, a C-minus dancer, so this was about the most intense they were going to give me.
So I’m doing this step-touch with all these other guys, who are also singers, not dancers, and then Adam Shankman walks in, who was prepping to direct the next episode, and I was like, Goddamnit! Of all the people to walk in right now, it’s the dance guy. I remember that very well, and he does too — he’s sure to remind me of how bad a dancer I was. But it worked out in the end because no one filmed that rehearsal. They filmed us in the blazers, and they edited it so well, and it changed my life."
— Darren Criss on Teenage Dream (BuzzFeed.com)