Max Adler Talks: Was Glee’s Bully Surprised by the Kurt Kiss?
It was the biggest surprise of the year: Kurt getting his first kiss from homophobic bully (and closeted homosexual) Dave Karofsky. But will Kurt and Dave have further interactions this season? Actor Max Adler, who plays Dave, reveals all.
"Before this was written, I thought there's got to be a reason why he's so angry, why he's such a bully, why he's going out of his way to make other people's lives a living hell," Adler told Zap2it. "So I toyed with it. When this developed, it was kind of cool."
Was he surprised when he saw the direction Ryan Murphy was taking his character?
"I just got the script delivered and was reading it," says Adler. "I thought, 'This is getting serious. He's not backing off. He's going to punch him.' And then I turn the page and it says, 'Karofsky kisses Kurt.' I was like, 'What?' I jumped off the couch. I was just as shocked as anybody else."
But will this blossom into something more? Adler isn't sure, but he does tease the November 23 episode, "Furt." "My parents get involved," Adler reveals. "My mom is not there but you meet my dad. Mike O'Malley's in the episode too. I've already shot that episode and I'm in the next four for sure."
No matter what happens though, Adler was just happy to be part of such a big storyline. "I was just glad to represent such a large group of people," he says. "I've gotten so many messages from people all around the world these last couple of days thanking me because either they are Karofsky, they were Karofsky or they know a Karofsky."
Some even want Kurt and Dave to hook up for real! "I've been seeing a lot of things for 'Kurtofsky,'" reveals Adler. "There's back and forth. I've been getting all the comments for Team Dave. They want me to be Kurt's protector and his big teddy bear and want Kurt and Blaine to just be friends. But I'm sure that Darren [Criss] is getting all the Team Blaine comments."
But don't go buying your Team Kurtofsky T-shirt just yet: "You heard Kurt. He thinks I'm a chubby guy who sweats too much. So I don't see him being sexually attracted to me, but obviously I am to him."