Girlfriend Magazine - October Issue
Hey guys, so is there anything you would change about your high school experience?
Kevin: My pimples. I had bad acne. I’d change that. I also wouldn’t have dressed so crazy. I thought I had so much better style than the rest of the kids at school, but it was terrible. I’d wear blazers and scarves. It was so bad; I would have hated me (laughs).
Darren: I would have asked a lot more girls out (laughs).
Cory: I’d say the same. I didn’t really have a lot of girlfriends in high school.
Harry: Yes, with what we know now… (laughs).
With the fame you have today, wouldn’t girls now ask you out?
Harry: No, not necessarily.
Darren: We still have to ask the girls out. There’s this delightful perception that our lives are easier because we are on a TV show, but it’s quite the opposite. We really have little downtime. It’s a lot more complex.
Cory, what’s it like having girls obsess over you?
Cory: The way I look at it, I’m just another person. People put actors on pedestals, but my life isn’t really different to anyone else’s.
What’s the best thing about being a star on Glee?
Kevin: We get lots of free stuff. I received a free Xbox Kinect. I love dancing games - even though I suck at them. They’re hard. We have dance Kinect parties and I remember Amber came over one time, had never played it before, tried the hardest song on the hardest level, and was brilliant. I told her she couldn’t play with us anymore (laughs).
Darren, what was it like touring with the cast for Glee: The 3D Concert Movie?
Darren: As far as hanging out on tour with these guys, it was great. I definitely had an off-camera moment with everybody, whether it was private or on stage.
Harry: Admit it, Darren. We brought you over to the dark side.
Darren: Yes. I’m a corrupted human being (laughs).
Harry, what secret did you learn about Darren while you were on tour?
Harry: We’re into technology. We’re both big Apple nerds: we visited the Apple headquarters and geeked out there.
Were there any embarrassing moments or mistakes on stage during the tour?
Kevin: They’d forget to push me up the ramp. That happened a few times. The stage would be pitch black, I wouldn’t be able to see anything, the next song would be starting and nobody would be there! I’d have to pull myself up onto the stage in the darkness.
Have you guys been victims of bullying at school?
Harry: I moved into a little town in central coast California and I was one of the few Asian kids there. I got beat up and was discriminated against. When I was a kid, I got angry, but as I got older I realised not everyone is like that. I understood I was different and it made me stronger.
Kevin: I would see other people at my school get bullied. Probably the only bullying I encountered was people tried to force me into different cliques depending on the clothes I wore. I’d always change it up and they would ask, “Well, what group are you in?”
Kevin, what is the reaction when people see you walking around in public without your wheelchair?
Kevin: When the show first started, they were shocked. They’d be like, “Oh, it’s a miracle!”. There were a few people who were angry. They’d say, “I thought you couldn’t walk!”, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, I have been walking all my life” (laughs).