Darren Criss' out-and-proud Blaine
Anderson on Glee will be taken a step further with Grant
Gustin's upcoming Sebastian.
In the premiere episode of the show's
third season, Blaine transferred out of the Dalton Academy to William
McKinley High to be with his boyfriend Kurt Hummel (played by Chris
Colfer). But their idyllic romance is headed toward turbulence as
Sebastian, a gay Dalton Academy Warbler, enters the picture and sets
his sights on Blaine.
Gustin, whose credits include playing
Baby John in the national tour of West Side Story, said his
character takes confidence to a new level.
“Sebastian is new to Dalton. He's a
gay character, obviously, but he's kind of a new type of gay
character. He's someone you wouldn't necessarily know is gay unless
you asked him, but he'd be the first person to tell you. He's very
confident and comfortable with who he is and what he wants. Darren
(Criss) was that new confident strong gay character, and Sebastian is
taking that a step further. He's a guys-guy, just a dude who happens
to be gay. He's a lacrosse player, he's popular. He's after Blaine,
obviously, and he's also trying to take the place that Blaine had as
the leader of the Warblers,” Gustin told music glossy Billboard.
“He's been referred to as a villain,
which I guess is true in the sense that he's going to get what he
wants and he doesn't care who he steps on along the way, but he does
so with a smile on his face,” he added.
Sebastian arrives on the November 8
episode of Glee.