‘Glee’ season 5: Darren Criss remembers Cory Monteith, talks Comic-Con on ‘Conan’

Darren speaks out -Darren Criss made an appearance on “Conan” this week, and you could almost see in his eyes just how much of a dream come true this really was for the guy. The “Glee” actor told Conan O’Brien at the onset of his interview that he had literally went to see his show both in Los Angeles and also in New York City, and it was a thrill to actually be sitting up on the stage with him rather than having to watch him from afar.

This interview was at times very funny, and at times very serious, and you can have an opportunity to check out both sides of the chat in the video below.

The funny – Darren was sitting up on stage with Rebecca Romijn, and he talked a bit about how one of his first major acting jobs on television was the short-lived “Eastwick.” When he found out that he was in contention for the part, he literally went down to Comic-Con, waited in line, and then had Romijn sign his parking pass. Then, she said that he was in the lot for a table read on Monday. It’s a funny story, but more than that it is a way to humanize a guy that we often identify as this big “star,” and show that he’s went through some of the same things that many struggling actors have.

The serious – In reflecting on Cory Monteith’s death, Conan started off by mentioning that he had Cory on his show a number of times over the years, and he had always come across as someone who was funny, engaging, and extremely likable. He said that the best way for “Glee” to honor Cory’s memory would be to try and move forward, and to do some good in the world.

If you want to read some more updates from the “Glee” universe, along with some of who producers are casting for the show at present, just be sure to click here.

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