Darren Criss and Chris Colfer Originally Auditioned for Different Parts

glee followed a group of high school students who used their shared passion for music and dance to get through the seemingly endless trials of being a teenager. The show was an immediate success when it first aired on Fox in 2009. Many factors contributed to the G.read phenomenon, including its star-studded cast, like Darren Criss and Chris Colfer. But while they played one of the popular couples on the show, few know that the two actors originally auditioned for different parts.

What roles did Darren Criss and Chris Colfer play in ‘Glee’?

GLEE: Darren Criss (L) and Chris Colfer star in the “All or Nothing” episode of GLEE airing Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

In glee, Chris Colfer portrayed Kurt Hummel, an original member of the New Directions who deals with a lot of bullying. The actor landed multiple honors for his portrayal of Kurt, including three People’s Choice Awards and a Golden Globe.

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