Chances are you’ve already seen the the promo video that Darren Criss shot for last week’s Fashion’s Night Out, the one where he sings Madonna’s ‘Dress You Up’ while looking adorable. And chances are if you’re a teenage girl you’ve sat in front of the computer hitting ‘replay’ on that video over and over. No? Well maybe just in my house then.
The Glee star certainly ranks with fashion royalty – he was seated at a signing table alongside industry icon Anna Wintour at last Thursday’s (September 6) FNO event at Saks Fifth Avenue. Afterward Darren talked with Billboard magazine about channeling Madonna, his own take on fashion, and what’s coming up for his character Blaine on the next season of Glee.
On covering Madonna’s ‘Dress You Up’ for FNO: “I enjoy fashion a lot and I’m very happy to be a part of the stuff that the fashion gods are letting me be a part of. I was like, ‘I hope I don’t mess it up, I hope Madonna thinks its cool if she ever hears it.'”
On his own personal fashion philosophy: “Fashion is about owning whatever you’re wearing, regardless of if it’s a high fashion statement or not. I enjoy it, I’m not trying any harder but I enjoy doing it.”
On his character’s new ‘tude in the upcoming season of Glee: “Blaine’s like a meanie now. I don’t know what really happened! I read the first script and I was like, ‘Why’s Blaine so feisty?’ I think the writers were getting bored with Blaine being nice. We joke about Season 4 Tina too, she’s really sassy. We’re all vicious, maybe it’s Senioritis, who knows. When we read the script I was like, ‘Since when is Blaine really competitive?’ But who knows, maybe Kurt’s gone and the gloves are off.”
Read more of Darren‘s interview on Billboard.com
Glee returns Thursday, Sept 13 at 9/8c on Fox.