There's more drama coming to "Glee" this season when the series returns from hiatus in the coming weeks. Kurt and Blaine, the much buzzed-about couple who have been squarely in the honeymoon phase since they locked lips last season, are getting a roadblock in the form of Sebastian, a new Dalton Warbler set to shake things up in the Klaine union by gunning for Blaine's affection on the Nov. 8 episode. We chatted with Grant Gustin, the man behind the new boy in town, and while our full Q&A won't be live until next week, to tide fans over here's some quick soundbites on Gustin's "Glee" experience and what to expect when the new villain makes his debut!
On who this Sebastian guy is...
Sebastian is new to Dalton. He's a gay character, obviously, but he's kind of a new type of gay character. He's someone you wouldn't necessarily know is gay unless you asked him, but he'd be the first person to tell you. He's very confident and comfortable with who he is and what he wants. Darren (Criss) was that new confident strong gay character, and Sebastian is taking that a step further. He's a guys-guy, just a dude who happens to be gay. He's a lacrosse player, he's popular. He's after Blaine, obviously, and he's also trying to take the place that Blaine had as the leader of the Warblers. He's been referred to as a villain, which I guess is true in the sense that he's going to get what he wants and he doesn't care who he steps on along the way, but he does so with a smile on his face.
On getting by with a little help from his new costars...
Darren was actually very cool, he would walk me through things as they were happening, helping me figure out what everyone's job was and the lingo of a set. I had no idea how wide a shot was or how tight a shot was, what the guy next to me was doing touching my costume between takes. Darren was really cool helping me figure out the ropes, and he wanted to be really clear he wasn't demeaning me. But I was like "No, bro, I need it!" Everyone was really cool and nice to me, and they didn't need to do that! They're TV stars and I'm nobody!
On if the door is open for more Sebastian in future episodes...
I shouldn't say too much, but I will say that it's a pretty big character reveal. I'd be surprised if you didn't see too much more of Sebastian. But to be honest I do not know how much I'll be around. It's set up that it could go either way. And that's all I can say about it.
Is Kurt in this episode a lot?
Are all the Carole scenes with Burt?
Yes. She has like one line.
What about Kurt and Blaine?
Kurt has scenes with his dad and Blaine only has the TGIF scene.
do you know if there is any kind of ‘quick’ coming up soon?
There’s a lot of Quick scenes in 3x04.
Does Rachel have any scene with anyone in 3x04?
Do we get to see the club’s reaction to Mercedes leaving?
Does Santana and her storyline get enough focus this episode or is it like last season where she just gets short minute and a half scenes?
She has a lot of scenes and focus.
Do rachel and finn have any cute senses in 3X04
So Rachel doesn’t have any screentime?
She has like 3 lines in the choir room. One of them is "he’s magical"
Are there any Brittana scenes in 3x04? And if so, are those the usual ~20 seconds scenes we always seem to get, or can we hope for a little bit more this time?
They have a nice scene.
Is Brittany manipulated into leaving ND?
Is Santana’s stuff mostly with Brittany and Rory?
And with Mercedes/Sugar and Finn.
Is the Brittana scene in private or in front of a locker?
Not in private and not at school.
Personally, what did you think of the episode overall?
I can tell that the characters who get focus are Finn, Santana, Rory, Brittany, Quinn, Puck, Shelby, Kurt, Will, Sue and Burt. It’s a balance between those characters.
any wemma? or Emma?
Can you tell me more about what Puck is up to in this episode?
He’s really sweet, he really cares about Beth and wants what’s good for her.
Which song do they perform first?
So since there's a lot of Kurt in this, are there a couple of Klaine moments as well? Aside from the LFN dance number?
Kurt has scenes with Burt, one is Burt/Kurt/Carole/Finn together.
Any Quinn scenes?
Does Rory seem like a good or a bad guy?
Last song performed?
Take care of yourself.
Does Tina have a line?
Who else is with Brittany and Santana during their scene?
One scene is just the two of them.
Are all of Quinn's scenes quick scenes? Or do we get to see some without puck? :)
She also has a scene with Shelby.
Does Blaine have any spoken lines? It looks like from one of the production stills that he's speaking in front of ND before LFN. Also, does Santana say anything specifically about or to Blaine regarding him being the reason she joins the Troubletones?
Blaine does a little speech before LFN. He says they had a rough week with Mercedes leaving but glee is about fun. After the performance Santana complains saying it’s "the Rachel and Blaine show" and leaves.
Finn - how does his story progress? Any progress with Rachel?
Finchel seem fine but Finn only has scenes with Rory/Brittany/Santana, his family and he watches the other group sing Candyman.
What's the song from 0:58 onwards in GLEE - Sneak PeeK: "Pot O' Gold" on YouTube? Sounded like Quinn sang it :D
It’s an original song for glee.
Is anyone else with Finn during "Candyman" or is it just him?
Will and Shelby are there too.
Is Puck's song towards Beth or Shelby?
|GLEE: Blaine (Darren Criss, L) performs with the Warblers in "The First Time" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Beth Dubber/FOX|
Are Taylor Lautner and Dianna Agron the newest hot couple in Hollywood?
Taylor and Dianna dined at Gjelina in Venice, Calif. with two men who looked like “agent types,” an eye-witness tells People.
The onlooker described Dianna as “animated” during their conversation, while Taylor stayed “chill.”
So was their dinner just for business or was a little bit of pleasure mixed in?
Gleeks, say hello to McKinley High's latest heartthrob: Rory Flanagan, played by 'The Glee Project' winner Damian McGinty.
Fans of the Oxygen reality competition show swooned over the 18-year-old former Celtic Thunder singer, partly because of his dreamy Irish accent, but mostly because of his adorably clumsy footwork and his velvety smooth voice.
Next week's 'Glee' (Tues., Nov. 1, 8PM ET on Fox) marks the much-anticipated arrival of McGinty as McKinley High's new Irish foreign exchange student, but he's not exactly receiving the warmest welcome.
"Rory is very sweet and really innocent, and it's kind of sad because he wants to fit in and he always has a smile of his face, but he's just getting continually bullied," McGinty told us. "He's getting thrown off lockers and pushed into lockers. It's quite sad. He just wants friends and for people to like him." See? Adorable.
But it's not all bad news for Rory. As we already know, he does get to spend the semester living with Brittany -- and trying to get to her "pot o' gold." We have a feeling that Rory's puppy love is going to bring out Santana's highly aggressive side. We also already know that Kurt's not going to be Rory's biggest fan either, especially after hearing his falsetto, but rest assured 'Glee' fans -- that's not going to last for long.
"In the song 'Take Care of Yourself,' I use a very high part of my voice, and Kurt is originally like, 'hey, that's my thing,'" said McGinty. "But he eventually realizes that the glee club needs new members, and maybe this kid Rory could be a little useful."
And fans of 'The Glee Project' will love this: McGinty also hinted that he might be returning for Season 2 of show that made him a household name, acting as a guest judge. "There have been talks," he said. "I think that I could offer some really great advice, having been through the whole thing already."
Before McGinty makes his big debut on 'Glee,' we wanted to give you a few fun facts about the Irishman and his character Rory.
1. Lea Michele doesn't understand him!
"It's been a pretty smooth ride with my accent, but there is one person who doesn't quite understand me. I don't know if she does this on purpose, but it's pretty funny. Lea literally, after everything I say, will look at me like I have three heads. She just does not understand anything I say. It's very funny. I think I have to repeat everything twice to Lea. Other than that, it's been pretty smooth, which I totally didn't expect."
2. He's BFFs with Heather Morris -- but he's actually afraid of Naya Rivera
"My very first scene that I ever did on 'Glee' was with Heather, and she was just so welcoming. I feel like Heather is the smart version of Brittany. She just has some incredible one-liners. She's one of the funniest girls I've ever met. Now, Naya, she's amazing, but she really scares me sometimes. I've done a lot of scenes with Naya, and every last one of them is terrifying."
3. His character Rory Flanagan is an old soul, much like himself
"The hair is definitely different! Ryan [Murphy] really wanted Rory to be this old soul, but at the same time, he's a 15-year-old kid, so it's very conflicting. When I was on 'The Glee Project,' I think Ian [Brennan] called me a little old man, and I definitely am a bit of an old soul myself. I love Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, and I would love to bring some of their music to 'Glee.' Personally, I love the hair they gave Rory. Sometimes it's good to be different. But there are going to be a few kids at school who are going to tease him about his hair and the way he dresses, so maybe that will get fixed. We'll have to see."
4. Rory idolizes Finn, and Damian idolizes Cory Monteith
"Cory is one of the nicest guys I think I've ever met in my life. I'm not even kidding. He's just so genuine, and Rory and Finn have this big brother/little brother relationship where Rory really looks up to Finn. Finn is Rory's god. He can do no wrong. It's interesting because Finn has been over-looking Rory's arrival, and he's been watching him get bullied and has seen him getting left out. No one is really talking to Rory, and Finn really feels for him because he's such a good guy. So Finn tries to help Rory out. It's a really nice relationship. It's just kind of cute. Rory really looks up to Finn, and to be honest, I really look up to Cory on set, so it's kind of perfect."
5. He has some interesting song choices for Rory
"I love swing and big band music. It's not particularly the direction where I want my career to go, but it's music that I love to sing. I would love to get a chance to sing it on 'Glee.' I would love to bring Michael Buble to 'Glee.' It's never been done before. I think the song 'Home' would be a perfect fit for Rory. I would also love to sing 'Pumped Up Kicks' by Foster the People. Rory's been singing a lot of older songs, so that would be a nice change. I'd get to use more of my falsetto, which I'm really comfortable with, so I'm all for that."
A new romantic tug-of-war is brewing on Glee that threatens to reawaken a bitter rivalry between two of McKinley High’s most formidable divas.
Which divas you ask?
Hint No. 1: It’s not Rachel and Quinn. Hint No. 2: It is… Beiste and Sue!
And the man in the middle of love kerfuffle? Why, it’s none other than the new football recruiter played by Eric Bruskotter.
Although Bruskotter’s character, Johnny, was brought in to cast a spell over Dot-Marie Jones’ lovelorn Bieste, sources now confirm exclusively to TVLine that the 24 actor will also have ties to Jane Lynch’s Sue.
“In Episode 7, we find out that Bieste’s new man is Sue’s booty call,” reveals the insider. “The two ladies end up fighting for him. Not sure yet who wins… ”
Unofficial Vegas oddsmakers have Sue ahead by the tiniest of margins, but I have a hunch Bieste will win out in the end. Who do you think will emerge victorious? Place your bets in the comments section!
Since the cast is on song 300, we had to know what their favorite performance from the show so far has been.
Chris Colfer chose “Bad Romance” and said “it’s not every day you get to dress up like Lady Gaga unless you’re Kurt Hummel.”Kevin McHale went with the mashup of “House Is Not A Home/One Less Bell,”
Darren Criss had a hard time picking. “I’d say any of the numbers that the girls have sung solo…they have really good voices. All the guys suck on this show,” he joked. “I’m quite partial to anything Amber has sung. I always cry for no apparent reason.”
Here’s what the rest of the cast chose as their favorites:
Here’s what the rest of the cast chose as their favorites:
- Matthew Morrison - “Trouty Mouth,” “Hate On Me” and “No Air”
- Lea Michele - “Get Happy”/”Happy Days” mashup
- Cory Monteith - “Rehab” & “Bust Your Windows”
- Amber Riley - “Hold Your Hand” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
- Naya Rivera - “Never Going Back Again”
- Jenna Ushkowitz - “As If We Never Said Goodbye”
- Dianna Agron - She had a hard time choosing but said she had the most fun with “Time Warp.”
- Harry Shum Jr - “Somebody to Love” by Queen
- Heather Morris - “Never Going Back Again” and “One”
- Damian McGinty - “Jessie’s Girl”
- Mark Salling - “Defying Gravity”
Jonathan Groff is back, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has a date with Barry Manilow and Pete Townshend is a fan. These were among the tidbits on offer as executives, cast and crew celebrated the show's 300th musical performance on Wednesday.
The Hollywood Reporter joined an estimated 200 journalists on the set of the Fox hit Wednesday in Hollywood to celebrate the milestone during filming of the 300th musical performance. Between questions about the show's influence on fashion and reflections on their favorite performances, the Murphy and company discussed The Glee Project winners' arrivals, the return of Rachel's ex, Jesse St. James (Groff), tribute episodes and more. Here are five things to look forward to this season.
1. Groff's Jesse St. James is returning. Murphy noted that the frequent guest star will return as the coach of New Directions rival Vocal Adrenaline, in which he'll share "many scenes" with The Glee Project runner-up Alex Newell. In honoring what the Glee co-creators said during Glee Project episodes, Murphy said Newell will appear as the "lovechild of Kurt and Mercedes" and turn to McKinley High pair for advice.
2. Glee Project update. Fellow Glee Project winners Samuel Larson will appear in either Episode 10 or 11 -- taking place after the show's Christmas break in January -- when school is back in session and a new semester returns. Glee Project's Lindsay Pearce will also return in Episode 8 as the "Rachel of her school," Murphy said, noting that she'd be competing against "our groups" -- perhaps indicating she'll face off with both McKinley glee clubs.
3. New edition. Speaking of rival glee clubs, filming for the 300th musical performance featured McKinley's other group, which in addition to Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Santana (Naya Rivera) has another big New Directions defector: Brittany (Heather Morris). How that all unfolds before the 300th performance airs during the Nov. 15 episode, however, is anyone's guess.
4. Tribute time. Murphy said there will be one tribute episode during Season 3, and that it's been in the works for two years. While there was no indicator just who or what that would look like -- he told THR in June that he was discussing making the episode a supersized one. Noting that that the executive producers always listen to the cast's suggestions on which songs they'd like to perform and how the envision their characters doing so, Murphy noted that he's received phone calls from Pete Townshend offering songs from his library and that he's having dinner soon with Barry Manilow. "It's always thrilling when household names call and love the show and say, 'Here's our catalog, pick what you like,' " Murphy noted.
5. Graduation. With graduation looming, Murphy reiterated that just because kids graduate doesn't mean that they can't be a part of Glee. "We haven't figured out what that is yet," he told reporters Wednesday, noting that writers were at work on the eighth script of the year and much still depended on what show's actors wanted to do. "We talk about that every day," Murphy said.
"... Mercedes (Amber Riley) and Santana (Naya Rivera) has another big New Directions defector: Brittany (Heather Morris). How that all unfolds before the 300th performance airs during the Nov. 15 episode."CONFIRMED: Song - An Adele mashup of "Rumor Has It" and "Someone Like You"
"The rival group was in the choir room performing an Adele mashup of "Rumor Has It" and "Someone Like You", and it was so awesome it'll melt your ears off when you hear it. We'd go as far to say it was one of the best mashups ever. Adele herself recently listened to it and "loved it" and "approved it personally," according to Ryan.A particular Adele song seemed to be dedicated from one person to another during a solo. Can't say much more about that. Except that a certain fanbase will freak."