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Darren Criss Talks About Glee, Blaine and Sings on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Darren Criss Sings For Ellen DeGeneres on Her Show!

Two of my favourite stars were in the same room yesterday: Darren Criss and Ellen DeGeneres. The Glee star stopped by Ellen’s show to talk about his role on the show, and the talk show host praised his — and the show’s — positive portrayal of gay teens (the issue recently landed Darren and co-star Chris Colfer the cover of Entertainment Weekly). He said his character Blaine is “someone that I’m very personal about, something that I believe in and just so happens to be attached to a sort of social-political package that I’m very invested in.” He also confirmed that he’s straight in real life even though he doesn’t like to make a big deal about it. And, of course, he finished off the interview with a song! We know Darren loves a good Disney tune so his impromptu performance was inspired by Ellen’s own connection to Disney — a plea for a sequel to Finding Nemo. Watch it in the video!

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