Blake tells The Hollywood Reporter that adjusting to life in the glee club will be a lot for Ryder to handle. “When you're dealing with glee club and Grease, you have to study lines, and Ryder has to work very hard at it," Blake says. "It hits a point where it's a little too hard for him, and all his emotions pour out like gravy on Thanksgiving.”
Blake also says that a certain McKinley grad will become a big brother figure for Ryder. “Ryder looks up to Finn (Cory Monteith) and sees him as a role model and mentor and wants to try and be what Finn is because throughout Finn's time in New Directions, he's grown as a person,” Blake explains.
Finn as a mentor? Uh, we sorta think that Finn himself needs a mentor these days, given how directionless he’s been lately. But we suppose that if Finn being Ryder’s mentor means that the two cuties start an adorable bromance, then we’re all for it!