Does the Glee Cast Look Too Old to Play High School Students? — Tell Us!
Let the record show: We love the McKinley High New Directions and are more than willing to suspend our disbelief for as many seasons as creator Ryan Murphy allows them to be on the show. (Although, to be fair, we are kind of glad he's forcing some of the seniors to graduate, lest this turn into some ridiculous Dawson's Creek scenario where they're all just in high school forever, and then all of a sudden, we flash forward in time and Jen's dead, and none of us know how or why we got there... Oops! Um, spoiler alert? We digress.)
Anyway, the reality is, most of the actors playing high school students on Glee are in their mid to late 20s, and now that we’re well into Season 3.... some of them are starting to show their age a bit. Is it just us?
Who do you think still passes for a high schooler on Glee? Here’s who does and doesn't makes the grade, in our book:
Kevin McHale (Artie): Maybe it's just because we never see him stand at full height, but, in our opinion, the combo of sweater vests, scrawniness, and general dweebitude definitely makes Kevin believable as a high schooler. PASS!
Darren Criss (Blaine): Okay, no high school student in the universe is this cool, confident, laid back, slick, impeccably dressed, charming, and a stand-up gay icon. It just doesn't happen. And there's no WAY he's a junior. FAIL!
Harry Shum Jr. (Mike): Are you freakin' kidding? Who has ABS like THAT in high school? Okay, there were a select few who managed to hit puberty early enough to bulk up, but, in general, we think Mike, like Blaine, is a bit too Mr. Cool to pull off being jail bait. FAIL!
Heather Morris (Brittany): Letting her bangs grow out simultaneously hotted Brittany up times ten and aged her ten years. Plus, wearing a garter belt with your school attire doesn't necessarily scream "I'm in high school." Yeesh/yowza! FAIL!