Darren Criss: “Hollywood Is a Strange, Strange Thing”

Darren Criss is usually pretty clean cut, but we are loving his scruff in this new photo from Details magazine.

Darren is featured in the February issue of magazine (with Channing Tatum on the cover) where he discussed his current gig on Broadway, his new movie with Kristen Wiig, and more.

Where did you find time in your Glee schedule to rehearse a Broadway show? I had my homework cut out for me. Glee is an interesting game. They’ll say, “You’re not shooting tomorrow. But you have to record two songs and you have dance rehearsal and you might have a fitting.” When I wasn’t doing all of that, I tried to have dance rehearsals for How to Succeed.

How will your Finch differ from Radcliffe’s? Daniel’s bow tie was blue. Mine will be purple. We’ll each have our own calling card.

You have to wear a bow tie on Glee, too. What gives? I don’t know, man. I’ve been pigeonholed.

You’ll be shifting gears to play cougar bait in Kristen Wiig’s next movie, Imogene — right? It’s fun to say that I’m the young love interest, but the film is more about how these two people find each other at this place in their life and strike up an unlikely relationship. It’s not like I’m with Stifler’s mom.

What’s it like getting so much attention so early in your career? Hollywood is a strange, strange thing. I feel like I’ve been invited to a very exclusive ball and I’m just trying to make nice with everybody and hope that if they kick me out they’ll at least give me a ride home

For Darren’s full Q&A, visit details.com.