Could Glee's Kurt be getting a boyfriend for Christmas?
If you ask Darren Criss -- who just began an arc as Kurt's new prep school pal Blaine -- the answer is maybe.
"Fans of the show want to see Kurt with somebody and Blaine would be the first natural thought, and people hear what they want to hear," Criss told UsMagazine.com during a visit to our NYC offices Nov. 16. "Chris Colfer and I are both equally as curious."
But for now, Criss is just as content with his character offering Kurt a shoulder to lean on.
"When you're dealing with such a big topic as gay teens, you have to take things one level at a time," he explains. "For now, the most important thing to me personally is conveying the fact that Kurt has this support system; that he has this other character who is in the exact same situation as he is. That relationship is the most important thing -- to give him some place to go and confide in. Whether or not that evolves into a romantic relationship is neither here nor there, but if it does, I hope it is earned and that it is organic and sincere and genuine."
First introduced on the series when he belted out Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" to Kurt, Criss is hopeful his character will help push boundaries.
"[Creator Ryan Murphy] said in an interview how it's crazy that the top selling track Glee has ever had is a song of a boy singing a girl song to another boy," the actor says of the tune he covered on the Nov. 9 episode. "That's really cool. I didn't even think about that because that's not how my gears work, but he's right. That's a really interesting thing to step back from. Like, wow, if that's the top selling [song] on the show, then that says a thing or two."
For more from Criss -- including his thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow's recent guest appearance, and an exclusive acoustic performance of "Teenage Dream" -- check out the video above!