Darren Criss and Chris Colfer going all
the way on Tuesday's episode of Glee has been called tame by
Colfer, but the star added that he expects controversy.
In the episode, titled The First
Time, Criss' Blaine Anderson and Colfer's Kurt Hummel take their
budding romance to the next level.
In an interview with Entertainment
Weekly, Colfer said his character's first time was handled
with kid's gloves by producers.
“It's nothing like what my
imagination built it up to be,” Colfer said. “It was much tamer
than even I was expecting. My imagination went all over the place.
I think everyone is going to walk away from it wishing their first
time was like that.”
“The love scene is, with all due
respect to the episode and all the people behind it, I think the love
scene was all physical. We don't say anything. We kissed and rolled
around a bit.”
Subdued or not, Colfer said he expects
the episode will spark a backlash from social conservatives who
oppose television shows addressing the issue of gay teens having sex.
“I absolutely expect to hear from
them,” he said. “But I think it's handled very sweetly and very
emotionally … They're expecting this big, raunchy, suggestive,
brainwashing storyline when really it's very sweet.”