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Great news Damian Mcginty fans! The adorable Irishman has revealed that he will be returning to Glee, if only for a brief time. This is extremely welcome news for us as we’re big fans of Damian’s and couldn’t understand why he wasn’t kept around longer when he was clearly a fan favorite.
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He’ll be back on the Christmas episode, “Glee, Actually” as Artie (Kevin McHale)’s guardian angel who leads him through an It’s a Wonderful Life-inspired sequence. But will he be back again in a less dreamy way? It’s possible. The actor would love to do some more acting in 2013, “whether it’s Glee or another project.”
The Glee Project winner spills more about his return, saying “it was funny, after having a break and focusing on other things, I felt incredibly refreshed there, and I could sense my own progress whilst filming, compared to where I was when I started filming 18 months ago. And that is a strange thing. Normally you are acting and hoping it’s O.K. But I just felt much more comfortable, and that was down to the experience I have gained while on the show.”
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The trend of dancing to Call Me Maybe is far from over. Damian Mcginty, Cameron Mitchell, and Hannah Mcialwain are the latest to make a video for fans dancing around to the tune. I love that these guys became such close friends from The Glee Project. I want to hang out with Hannah and just listen to Damien say things in an Irish accent.
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Great news for fans of Samuel Larsen and Damian McGinty: TV Guide has confirmed that both actors will be back for season 4 of Glee. I loved the Irish cutie Rory and I hope this means he’ll be featured more prominently in the upcoming episodes.
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The biggest thing in this episode, at least for me, and the only thing I really cared about was Damian Mcginty’s debut as Rory. Rory is the foreign exchange student from Ireland who is living with Brittany. He wants to get into her pot of gold so spends the majority of this episode trying to grant her three wishes. Seriously. Pairing Rory up with the dumbest character who can’t understand a word he’s saying is funny and all but I can understand him way more than I can understand Heather’s mumbling.
When he’s not taking all the marshmallows out of Lucky Charms for Brittany, Rory just really wants some friends. And he’s just so adorable that I find it hard to believe a cute guy with an accent would have any trouble making friends in high school. I guess it’s more believable that trailer douches with mullets would beat him up all day long. Poor kid. He calls his mom “Mommy” you jerks! Rory idolizes Finn and Finn wants to help the Glee club which is under certain distress right now so, he asks Rory to join. And Rory really has a great voice. He sings Bein’ Green and I like this one better out of the two songs he gets to sing. He also sings Take Care of Yourself as his audition for the group. Kurt spends the performance making bitch faces because there is now a second guy who can sing a falsetto. If that was someone making a face at Kurt I’d never hear the end of it from Klainers. Invisible socks!
Sorry guys but I enjoyed Santana’s crazy faces when Blaine celebrated the Glee club making enough money for their show. Blaine and the group, minus Santana, dance around the room and sing Last Friday Night. It’s a fun song with no real purpose. Reminds me of season 1 when the kids would sing for no reason at all. Sue decides to personally attack the musical and fails at cutting the funds when Burt decides to run against her. Go Burt! You can be horny with rage all you want Sue but you will never be as flawless as that man.
Santana is joining the mullet bunch in bullying Rory for having a crush on Brittany. I thought the things Santana was saying to him were so sad. I just wanted to give him a hug. Santana wants Brittany all to herself and gets her to leave New Directions to join the Troubletones with Sugar and Mercedes. They perform a lackluster version of Candyman and I’m not really jumping out of my seat here. It reeks of spite and selfishness. Shelby is happy with the group though and she’s happy when Puck and Quinn offer to help babysit Beth. Quinn has a different idea and plants damaging evidence of child abuse around Shelby’s apartment.
Puck is shocked when she actually goes through with calling child services. Lucky for him, they apparently suck in Ohio and don’t have the time to investigate. Puck gets closer to Shelby when she helps him get more work for his pool cleaning business (hello shirtless Puck and season 1 shoutout!). Puck goes back to Shelby’s to get the things Quinn planted. While he’s there, he offers to help Shelby whenever she needs it and sings Waiting For A Girl Like You to Beth. Or was it to Shelby? Either way it’s getting gross up in here and the two of them kiss.
Funniest Quotes of the Night:
Rory: Hudson..that’s Irish right?
Cory: No, my mom’s from Toledo.
Puck: But what really gets my nipple ring to twitch is cougars.
Mullet bunch: Say U2 is overrated!
Just in time for Glee’s return tonight at 8pm on FOX, The Hollywood Reporter has this great interview with Damian Mcginty up. Damian makes his debut as Rory tonight and from what we’ve already seen, fans of the show will be talking about this one all week. Will Damian be the new heartthrob of the show? Hey, it worked for Darren Criss. In this interview, Damian chats about Cory taking him under his wing, Rory’s crush on Brittany, and how Santana isn’t his biggest fan. Why do I feel like she’ll cut him?
The Hollywood Reporter: How much did The Glee Project prepare you for the realities of Glee?
Damian McGinty: The Glee Project for sure was in many ways the perfect preparation for being on Glee. No. 1, the orders on The Glee Project were similar to the orders on Glee. There were times on The Glee Project where we were shooting for 20 hours a day and it’s the same on Glee where some days are incredibly long. In that respect, it really prepared you for that and the workload you’re going to get, all the different dance routines and singing in the recording studio. It’s those aspects are very similar. But Glee is most definitely a completely different experience than The Glee Project. Glee isn’t a competitive environment so it’s much more enjoyable than The Glee Project. On The Glee Project, there was a lot of pressure and a lot of ragging on your performance whereas with this you can really enjoy yourself and give your absolute 110 percent best.
THR: During The Glee Project, Ryan Murphy and company envisioned you as a foreign exchange student and we see that’s been written in. How much more of what they discussed during the Oxygen show has translated to the screen on Glee?
McGinty: On The Glee Project, Ian Brennan and Ryan did mention that Brittany wouldn’t understand a lot of what I say, and that she’ll think I’m her leprechaun. And that is the way that at least for the first episode, that’s the way it is. I live with Brittany and Rory has a thing for Brittany and he really likes her but Brittany thinks Rory is her own personal leprechaun who nobody else can see. It’s a very funny script. Rory is like Brittany with a few of his one-liners. You can just imagine what Brittany has to say with all the Irish stereotypes. For the future, it’s about Rory trying to fit in and be a part of McKinley High and be accepted.
THR: How much of living with Brittany’s family will be incorporated in the show?
McGinty: We haven’t really looked into that a lot yet but I think eventually there’s probably a lot of mileage with that story line and you probably will meet Brittany’s family.
THR: We’ve seen that Rory takes an immediate liking to Brittany, will she be receptive to his advances?
McGinty: It’s going to be interesting to see how the whole Brittany and Santana story line pans out. I don’t know if Rory is going to be successful in his advances. Rory’s only like 15, he’s very young so it could just be a crush or it could be that he really, genuinely likes Brittany. Whether it’s going to interrupt Brittany and Santana, I’m not 100 percent sure. We’ll have to wait to see.
THR: How will Santana (Naya Rivera) respond to Rory’s arrival?
McGinty: I think she’ll respond in a very angry and Santana-like way (laughs). Let’s just say she’s not Rory’s biggest fan.
THR: Finn will wind up bringing Rory in to New Directions. Will that be why she splits from New Directions?
McGinty: She doesn’t like Rory and Rory auditions for New Directions. I think Santana’s story line is much deeper than her leaving because this Irish kid who she doesn’t like has joined. She has more specific reasons and it’s all part of her incredible story line that she’s currently embarking on.
THR: Will Finn take Rory under his wing and really look out for him amid the bulling that’s coming his way?
McGinty: That relationship is actually like real life: Cory has been like that for me. We’ve done a lot of scenes where Finn is teaching Rory and showing him the way and being a real mentor, like a big brother-little brother thing. It shows many things: Finn isn’t the kid that he was two years ago anymore; he’s now a mature adult who can be an example to somebody like Rory who is really young and vulnerable and has just come in.
THR: Does his arrival in New Directions threaten anyone else in the group?
McGinty: With this whole [rival] girl group starting up New Directions is aware that they need new blood. When I audition for New Directions it was in the script that Kurt (Chris Colfer) at the start of my song had to look a little threatened because I kind of show off a high part of my voice and do quite a bit of the song in falsetto and that’s Kurt’s thing: he’s known for singing very high. At the end of the song Kurt comes around and says, Oh, this Rory kid, maybe we do need a bit of Rory after all.
THR: What else can you share about Rory’s personality? He seems to have a very rockabilly style.
McGinty: Rory’s style is almost opposite from his personality. His style is kind of retro, kind of old but then Rory is this young really young soul and he’s very innocent and very vulnerable. He’s willing to take anybody’s word at the minute and trust what they’re saying because he wants to fit in — he has no friends and he just flew over from Ireland to McKinley High and he’s trying to fit in. He’s willing to trust anybody and he’s looking up to anybody and everybody but the thing about Rory is he’s always got a smile on his face, even if he’s getting bullied he’s going to smile. So the clothes and his personality are a fairly big contrast.
THR: What songs are you looking forward to coming up?
McGinty: This episode, I’m singing “Being Green” (from Sesame Street) and “Take Care of Yourself” (by Teddy Thompson). “Being Green” is Kermit the Frog who actually sang it and I’d never heard of it. I checked it out on YouTube and it was really sad when Kermit was singing it and really touching. I think it’s a beautiful song. And “Take Care of Yourself” is a song I’d never heard of that Ryan gave to me. I think it’s a beautiful song and I hope I did it justice. I’m looking forward to singing more and I’m having a blast living my dream.
McGinty makes his Glee debut Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox in the “Pot O’ Gold” episode.