2. Filming ‘Schindler’s List’ Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning Best Picture from 1993 took only 72 days to shoot. Not that anyone should get any ideas about putting Kim in an Academy Award-worthy film, but you get the point.
“I think it’s an important character. It’s showing a dude who happens to be gay and comfortable with it, which we haven’t really seen on the show. Darren’s character is a gay guy, and you can see that, and I don’t think you can see it as much with Sebastian. I think it’s also important because it’s introducing a love triangle for Blaine and Kurt. It’s going to show these two aren’t together because they’re the only two gay characters. We don’t really know yet if I’m going to split them up yet, but this is ending their honeymoon phase and making them more like the rest of the couples on the show. I think it’s important to show, because it’s not like there’s couples and gay couples. Introducing some similar drama that everyone has seen before.”—
Grant Gustin, Glee’s new “villain” Sebastian, on where his character fits into the show.
1. Lea Michele doesn’t understand him! “It’s been a pretty smooth ride with my accent, but there is one person who doesn’t quite understand me. I don’t know if she does this on purpose, but it’s pretty funny. Lea literally, after everything I say, will look at me like I have three heads. She just does not understand anything I say. It’s very funny. I think I have to repeat everything twice to Lea. Other than that, it’s been pretty smooth, which I totally didn’t expect.”
1. Maria Bello is giving a fierce and compelling performance.
Bello’s crackling energy and intelligence made the pilot work, and she’s the main reason it’s possible to consider the NBC show on its own terms and not endlessly compare it to the great British original. Still, like the UK’s Jane Tennison, Bello’s Jane Timoney is driven and abrasive, and the show does an outstanding job of not backing away from the character’s harsher qualities while helping you understand why she’s so good at her job.