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Emmys 2011: Darren Criss on ‘Glee’ cast controversy

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When reports surfaced a few months ago about a possible cast shake-up on Fox’s hit series ‘Glee,’ Darren Criss said he wasn’t too worried -- despite being a relative newcomer to the show, he said Sunday on his way up the red carpet to attend the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

‘Well, I always feel like the newbie, but everyone gets so hung up on people leaving and it’s a really negative way to look at it,’ he said. ‘I think it’s a wonderful departure point. No one’s getting kicked off. They’re not even leaving -- by the way. But even if they were, it’s kind of like a fun character journey.’

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Still, we asked, how does the cast handle it when they have to show up on set amid said media reports? ‘We just shrug it off. Thank God it’s a show about so many of us,’ he said.

‘Glee’ has 12 Emmy nominations.

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-- Amy Kaufman


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