We’ve already met one Glee newbie who’s not too crazy about accepting help from others — this means you, Jake Puckerman (Jacob Artist) — and it sounds like he won’t be the only one. Glee Project winner Blake Jenner is now revealing that his new character, Ryder Lynn, will also have a knack for pushing people away. Can’t we all just get along?
Blake tells Celebuzz that Ryder — whom we’ll meet in Season 4, Episode 5: "The Role You Were Born To Play" — has dealt with his dyslexia by becoming fiercely independent. “He’s gotten to where he’s at by himself,” Blake says. And just hearing that makes us suddenly want to give Ryder a hug.
We’re thinking glee club might be just what Ryder needs to help him connect more with others. “He doesn’t want anybody’s help because he doesn’t want to feel weak, and he doesn’t want to feel dependent on anyone, so you’ll get to see him finally let go of all that,” Blake explains.
Blake believes that his storyline will resonate with not only people who suffer from learning disabilities but anyone who has had trouble expressing themselves. “I think it’s something that a lot of people can relate to, whether you’re dyslexic or you just have something [bottled inside],” he says.
His first song will be a performance of Foreigner’s “Juke Box Hero” with Finn (Cory Monteith), which Blake promises will be “really epic.” And it sounds like Blake and Cory have become fast friends offscreen as well. “Cory is the best actor. I learned so much just by working with him,” Blake gushes. “He’s just awesome. He’s like a big brother.” Too cute!
It’s sounds like Blake is fitting in really well on the Glee set, and we just love the thought of Cory teaching Blake the ways of the world. We can’t wait to hop onboard Team Fyder!
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