Darren Criss talked to Billboard Magazine during Fashion’s Night Out in New York Thursday night (September 6th), where he co-hosted an event at Saks Fifth Avenue with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Launch the gallery to check out pics of Darren at the Toronto Film Festival.
On covering Madonna’s Dress You Up for FNO: “I was thrilled. We did the David Bowie cover last year with all the ‘Glee’ kids, I knew this song a little more than I did ‘Fashion,’ so that was cool. I was kind of shocked. I enjoy fashion a lot and I’m very happy to be a part of the stuff that the fashion gods are letting me be a part of. I was like, “I hope I don’t mess it up, I hope Madonna thinks its cool if she ever hears it.”
On promos revealing that his character, Blaine, is a little mean: ”Blaine’s like a meanie now. I don’t know what really happened! I read the first script and I was like, ‘why’s Blaine so feisty?’ I think the writers were getting bored with Blaine being nice. We joke about Season 4 Tina too, she’s really sassy. We’re all vicious, maybe it’s Senioritis, who knows. When we read the script I was like, “since when is Blaine really competitive?” But who knows, maybe Kurt’s gone and the gloves are off.”
On a song (old or new?) he’s been pitching to Ryan Murphy: ”It’s an old song, it’s a spoiler but I know all the fans know about it already. I texted Ryan Murphy a while back just saying, ‘hey, if you ever have any of the characters break up don’t miss out on the opportunity to use one of the greatest break-up pop songs of the last 100 years. You have to use ‘Don’t Speak.’ It can work as a duet, it can work as a four-part harmony. It’s a gold mine, you have to use that.’ And I would rarely do stuff like that, but it’s one of my favorite songs ever written and I remember listening to it in the car and I pulled over and texted Ryan, ‘just a thought…’ Then the script showed up and there it was and I was like, ‘yes!’ I don’t want to take credit for it, but I did suggest it.”