Lea Michele and Darren Criss hit the ballroom floor to film a scene for Glee on March 27th.
Calling his performance a warm-up act for Michele, Criss described the show’s Rachel Berry as “charismatic” and “beautiful,” and summed up by saying, “I’m one of her biggest fans and I cry every time she sings on the show.”
Glee cast. Family.
how heavy was @DarrenCriss ?? :D
@chordoverstreet: 2,000 pounds lol. Now I have back problems
cory monteith and his five children
no. cory monteith, his wife and his four chlidren
no. cory monteith, his wife, his 3 children and their aunt naya
no. cory monteith, his wife, his 2 children and their aunt naya. and also their uncle darren who lives in their basement.
Every single character that has been on Glee.
So the thing that fascinates me the most about this is the percentage of LGBT characters are on this show. Here we have the 252 characters that have play some sort of significant role on the show. Of them, we have 22 confirmed members of the LGBT community, which is about 8.5%. And that’s not even counting the characters that didn’t have enough screen time to know, those that are just background characters at bars, in class, and so on,which could definitely up that number anywhere from a little to a significant amount.
So why is that at all interesting? Well, depending on the study, the LGBT population ranges anywhere between 10% and 20% of the population. So, assuming within this significant cast of characters there are more than just the confirmed 22, Glee is actually pretty on par with reflecting the reality of our population. And considering many of them live in the American midwest which doesn’t have the most stellar track record, it’s not too shabby.
That being said of course, the majority of these 22 characters are cisgendered men. Perhaps in future, we’ll get a bit more diversity and representation from the other letters of the LGBT community.
[UHQ] March 14, 2014: Darren Criss with Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale while filming Glee in New York City.
Lea and Darren on the Glee set