Turns out Oliver — the charming Brit who plays Adam — is a major Glee fan-boy, and he had no idea his character would be dating Kurt when he auditioned for the role. "I knew he was the love interest of someone, because the scene was a love interest scene," he tells Billboard.
"I was aware it was a guy, I was aware it was a gay or bisexual character. I didn't know it was Kurt, I didn't find that out until the formal offer came through."
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We're still getting to know Adam, but Oliver says he's an extremely vulnerable character. "I think he's an amazing, amazing person for a number of reasons, standalone and regardless to his relationship with Kurt," he explains.
"What intrigued me most and was difficult to make sense of is why this guy who from the outside seems he'd be relatively popular and have a lot of stuff going on for him. But he's the head of a group of misfits and running this glee club.... Despite the outside, he actually feels extremely vulnerable and extremely like a misfit. I think that's perpetuated by the fact that he's gay and had to deal with that, perpetuated by the fact that he's in New York and feels like an outsider."
Adam is definitely a strong character with a lot going for him (those eyes — so dreamy!), but is he good enough for Kurt? And more importantly, can he ever replace Blaine? Hit the comments and pour your hearts out, fellow Gleeks!