I don’t know what allowed Darren into that program (nor do I care). What I do know is that his abilities pale in comparison to Lea, who developed her craft on the stage and not in the classroom, and Chris, who also developed on stage and has a nearly supernatural ability to work a scene with the most subtle touch. Darren may have the degree, but he doesn’t come close to matching what Chris and Lea are capable of on their worst days.
And apparently that very exclusive and expensive school didn’t teach Darren a thing about developing your character and acting without facial mugging.
I’d add Matt to the list as well. His character is kind of a mess, but he’s talented.
WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.
I’m sorry to jump in here all “Darren defending” and all, but who in the fuck do either of you think you are? (Saraallison excluded, you were just adding Matt Morrison)
First of all, have you SEEN the acting Darren has done on Glee? Do you watch the show? Did you know that Darren was ONLY originally signed on for a few episodes, but was made a regular because fans took to him so well? Do you really think that’s because he’s just THAT pretty, really? I cite you episodes like “Original Song”, “The Break Up”, “Thanksgiving”, “Shooting Star”, “Whitney”, etc etc!
Now as for the attack on his education/background: Who the FUCK do you think you are? Yeah, a couple from SanFran, raising two boys, probably had tons of money to just BUY Darren’s way into University Of Michigan, I’m sure that happened.
And you know what? Maybe, he did “party”, because god forbid kids party in college. Because there’s not one teen movie out there about having fun and romping around in college; oh wait they’re ALL about that! Do you know what else Darren Criss was doing while he was partying it up, wasting his parents money that “bought” him into that school?
He was writing an ENTIRE FUCKING SONGBOOK FOR A GOD DAMN ORIGINAL FUCKING MUSICAL.
Not only that, but ya know somewhere between the beer bongs, and the “facial mugging” classes you speak of, he had time to produce a mother fucking EP, and star in an original web series, AND STAR in previous mentioned musicals.
Oh and let us not forget, helped found one of the BEST little theater companies to date. [Team Starkid]
Now unlike you, I won’t say that Darren is better or worse than Lea, Matt, or anyone else. But I’ll be damned if I let it be said that he didn’t work his ass off in college, and didn’t have the talent.