The thing is, Blaine was so heartbroken over his recent breakup with Kurt(Chris Colfer), that he didn’t feel up to taking on such a big role. Luckily, Finn headed out to a football field, found Ryder (Blake Jenner), and just a few scenes later, Grease had its star.
We’re not going to deny that Ryder killed it during this week’s production in Season 4, Episode 6: “Glease.” He was charming, charismatic, and oozed sex appeal. You saw the way his hips were moving on stage, right? We weren’t just imaging it out of some sort of Grease-induced hysteria? The hair. The hips. The smile. He was perfect.
And don’t even get us started on how amazing Ryder was as a co-star, either. He went out of his way to calm all of Marley’s (Melissa Benoist) fears before the show, using a flawless combination of charm, kindness, and humor. Bonus: He looks like an amazing kisser.
If Blaine hadn’t have opted out of the part of Danny, we’re fairly certain he would have been fantastic. So we’ve got to ask: do you think Blaine ultimately would have made a better choice for Danny than Ryder. Or are you firmly convinced that Glee made the right casting choice?