Two weeks ago I was able to cover the Belvedere (RED) Pre-Grammy for our friends at Starry Constellation Magazine. While there, I had the pleasure of talking to Glee‘s very own Irish Lucky Charm Damian McGinty.
Damian was very excited as he discussed his character’s love-triangle storyline and solo performance of Michael Buble’s “Home” in the episode “Heart.” Being able to perform “Home” was particularly meaningful to Damian because he revealed to me at Trevor Live that it was the one song he really wanted to sing on Glee. Although in the context of his character being an exchange student from Ireland, he did casually mention, “If I’m singing ‘Home’, does that mean I’m going home?” After watching the episode, are we supposed to give Rory the benefit of the doubt and believe that he is getting deported or was it really just a ploy to get Sugar Motta to ask him to her Valentine’s Day Dance. I guess we’ll find out depending on Damian’s plans for Season 4.
When asked about being a regular next season, Damian had some interesting scoop to give to us regarding those lingering Season 4 rumors. He revealed talks about his contract haven’t begun yet and that he’s just really trying to enjoy his time in the now. While answering the status of his Glee future, Damian inadvertently confirmed some unknown statuses for some of the others:
“Honestly the reality is that nobody apart from 3 or 4 people know if they’re going to be on Glee next year. So everything’s up in the air with the whole Season 4 coming up, so we’ll see what happens.”
So as of right now, we know that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, and Naya Rivera are all confirmed for Season 4. Should we be worried about the future of the rest of the “seniors” which include Mark Salling, Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., and Chord Overstreet? Maybe, but don’t go chasing Ryan Murphy & Co. just yet! There is still plenty of time for contract negotiations especially now that there is no Glee Concert Tour this Summer.
On a lighter note, other topics discussed involved Damian’s adjustment to America. In a blog post Damian wrote, he said he never tried Peanut Butter before. Gasp! Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods, so I just had to get the scoop. When asked about it, Damian said he had never eaten it before September when Mark and Darren made him eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Damian joked though:
“Eveyone knows that on the set of Glee, [Glee writers] write about what [cast members] learn as a person. So maybe there’s going to be a peanut butter scene. Who knows? Wait and see!”
Hrm, is he joking or is this an actual hint? I hope he’s not cause some of the writers here at GleeFan.com (aka Mary, Laura, Jon & myself) have been debating the awesomeness of peanut butter for days. I think a peanut butter scene would settle the argument and be the icing on the proverbial cake.
Update February 28: Damian wasn’t joking! Glee featured Rory Flannigan tasting peanut butter for the first time in episode 3x14 “On My Way.”
Check out Damian’s full interview below starting at 0:22. He also talks filming Regionals & a wedding, working with Samuel Larsen, and Glee’s new Forever 21 Clothing Line.