Glee Season 4: Alex Newell on What Made Him Start “Crying, Foaming at the Mouth, Fainting”!
If you’re surprised that Mr. Schuester(Matthew Morrison) hasn’t had a lot of one-on-one time with Unique (Alex Newell) yet or offered up one of his famous pep talks, rest assured that it’s coming soon. C’mon — like Schue has ever missed an opportunity for a pep talk!
Alex Newell tells TV Guide that Unique will start to get better acquainted with the New Directions director as the season progresses. “It's different because Unique confides in him, but at the same time, it's that limbo where, ‘I don't know you that well, but you helped me get into this group,’” Alex says.
And who does Alex himself turn to on the cast when he needs support? That would be his fellow Glee Project Season 1 alum, Samuel Larsen (Joe). “Literally, he is my brother," says Alex. "Samuel's someone that I can confide in and someone that I can talk to."
That said, Alex points out that he keeps in contact with most of the contestants from his season of Glee Project, including "the ones you wouldn't think I talk to,” he says. And now the big mystery of the day is: Who would we assume that Alex wouldn’t talk to anymore? Maybe Lindsay Pearce (Harmony)?
And if you were startled when you learned that Alex — unlike Damian McGinty (Rory) — would continue his run on Glee, then you’re not alone. Alex himself was in pretty serious shock when he got the call from his agent that he’d be back on the show. "I started crying, foaming at the mouth, fainting,” Alex confesses. “My mom walked in the house and she said, 'Did someone die?'"
So Alex reacts to joy and despair in roughly the same manner? Interesting.