Emmy-winning Jane Lynch has praised the
Fox musical comedy Glee for its gay inclusiveness as Darren
Criss' character of Blaine, a gay
student from a rival glee club named the Dalton Academy Warblers,
debuts in Tuesday's episode.
The addition was lauded by Lynch, who
plays the role of sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester.
“Anytime you can make kids,
especially out in the far reaches, where maybe they're not embraced
for having a particular sexual orientation, to give them role models,
and hope [is good],” she told OnTheRedCarpet.com as she walked the
red carpet of the BAFTA Britannia Awards.
She added that she loves the show's
message of unconditional love.
“To see this idealized world, where
people stick up for each other, and they are as strong as their
weakest link. If someone's being made fun of, they rally behind, and
I love that,” she said.
Bloggers have suggested that Criss
could play Chris Colfer's boyfriend on the hit show. Michael
Ausiello, however, suggested that Glee showmaster Ryan Murphy
might be keeping his options open.
“Blaine … will maintain a strictly
platonic friendship with McKinley High's most out and proud pupil,”
the Hollywood insider wrote. “But could that change as the season
progresses? Yes, it could.”
became an Internet star playing the lead in the University of
Michigan's production of A Very Potter Musical,
a musical spoof that went viral on the net. He also appeared in last
year's short-lived ABC drama Eastwick.
(Video of Criss performing Teenage Dream
from Tuesday's episode is embedded in the right panel of this page.)