Darren Criss, GLEE, The Break Up, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Leading up to tonight's episode of GLEE on FOX titled, "The Break Up", Darren Criss, who plays Blaine on the show, wrote a heartfelt thank you letter to his fans.
"Dearest friends," he began in a Facebook post, "Though my very first episode aired on TV in November of 2010, the end of this past September actually marked the two year anniversary of a phone call that really turned my life upside down: I was notified that I had been cast as a new character on the popular television series, 'GLEE.'"
Criss goes on to relive some of the highlights of his career since landing that role, including the opportunity to star in Broadway's revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The actor then hits the theme of the letter with a sincere thank you to his fans.
He writes: "Tonight is the premiere of the dreaded break-up episode. For many Glee fans, I imagine there will more than reason to be sad. But cheer up, think of it this way: much of your support has allowed me to be on this show long enough to reach a breakup in the first place; it has created a relationship that people cared enough about whereby it was even worth writing an episode about its potential end. I never thought I would get to be around long enough for something like that. And I really have you, the fans to thank for it. It’s something to be proud of.
"What’s more, I was even asked to play my own arrangement of teenage dream for this episode- an acoustic piano version which so many of you have supported since I sang it as my first song on my very first episode. I started playing this version at shows as a sort of “thank you” to the fans, for making it such a big song for both myself and the show. It was the song that started everything.
"So before the episode airs tonight, I thought it was only appropriate to write a fully fledged note to all of you that could express my deep appreciation for the past two years since that crazy phone call. I hope that this is just the beginning, and that I get to thank you many more times for many more adventures as the years roll by. But for now, know that I am so very grateful for everything you’ve given me, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished together. From teenage dream to teenage dream, thank you for allowing me to live mine."
Read the full post on Criss' Facebook page HERE.
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