Darren Criss Talks "Gleeks" in Cosmopolitan October 2013 Feature
During his Q&A session with the publication, the 26-year-old actor chatted about dealing with the aftermath of co-star Cory Monteith's death and revealed an awkward encounter with an obsessed "Gleek."
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Criss' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Cosmopolitan!
On recovering from Cory:
"As I said on Conan, we’re picking up the pieces. Cory loved life and wanted his friends to be happy, so it’s only right that we try and start to smile again. That’s something that he would have wanted. I am just so happy that he got to touch as many lives as he did while we were all lucky enough to have him."
On dealing with the craziest "Gleek" he's ever met:
"A guy licked my face – straight up grabbed my head and licked my face"
On having no need to assert his heterosexuality:
"I know who I am. I feel bad for guys who have to flex their muscles. But hey, if that’s the way to make yourself feel comfortable as a man – as long as it isn’t antagonizing anybody – go for it. I’m okay with your getting a Miata to feel like a dude; just don’t be a d*** about it."
On learning a lesson from an ex:
"When I was a junior in college, I’d broken up with a girl, but there were those residual months when I was still calling her all the time and wanting to spend time with her. Basically, she sat me down and said, ‘Listen, you broke my heart. Accept responsibility for your actions, be a man, and leave me alone, because it’s only going to make things worse.’ I’ll always remember that as a pivotal moment in my life. I hope she’s reading this because I love her for it."
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