The suave, openly gay Blaine on the hit Fox series Glee is rumored to become a regular character for the show's third season.
Darren Criss is in talks to become a series regular, according to Entertainment Weekly. Blaine was originally intended to be a recurring character, and has become the object of Kurt's affection.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Criss said that while he feels close to gay people as a student of the theater, he is not gay and must often admit that he's straight.
"I was inadvertently raised in the 'gay community,'" he said. "I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings. And those were the people I spent time with early on, so my whole perception of 'sexuality' just wasn't there. It just ... was. It even got to the point where, later in life ... I had all the components in place. I was, well, not super effeminate, but I was into girly things — I liked musical theater, all the stereotypical things. I had to come out and say, well, I'm sorry, but I think I’m straight. And people were like, say it ain’t so! And I would say, 'It's been a secret too long, but I’m actually a straight male.'"