When Glee Project winner Samuel Larsen’s Joe Hart first showed up on Glee Season 3, the barefoot cutie quickly developed a huge crush on cheerleader Quinn (Dianna Agron). They may have shared a few memorable scenes, but ultimately this could’ve-been couple didn’t seem to make it past their butterfly beginnings.
Quinn is headed off for Yale next year, and Samuel’s still waiting on his call to hear if Joe will be returning for Season 4. So while Quinn and Joe might not ever get the chance at a true relationship, Samuel tells Wetpaint Entertainment he’s actually okay with that fact. Read on to find out why.
How did you feel about the end Glee Season 3?
It was a really emotional time, because, obviously, we were doing our last couple of numbers, and we knew it was going to be the last time it would be this cast in the room together. So it was a really big honor to be a part of that, to be basically part of the final classroom that includes people that have been there since the beginning. But, I love how it ended. I loved the twists and turns. It did the typical Glee thing where it just confused the heck out of you, and I loved it.
They really beautifully set up a relationship between Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Joe, and now, she's going to go to Yale. But again, do you have any idea what happens in the Fall?
I have no idea. Nope, nothing. This is how it is. I don't even know anything that’s going to happen in the next episode until I get the script two days before we film it. That's just how it goes. So I have no idea.
Do you think you made a good couple?
Yeah. I think that could have been cool, but at the same time, I think it's important to convey that Joe as a character, he's brand new to what real life is. He's been so sheltered, I think it's also a good way to interpret loss and heartbreak. Everyone remembers their first time going through that. It will make him stronger. It will build his character. He won't be so timid anymore. He'll be like, “You know what? I just went through something, and I’ve become better on the other side.”
What was it like to work with Dianna?
Great. It was fun. It was really good to just work with everyone. The one thing I didn't expect is that everyone would be so welcoming. Because I know just from being on Glee Project, feeling like, “This is our territory.” I can't imagine how they felt after years of being in the choir room and stuff, but everyone was super embracive and really fun. It was cool to pick everyone's brain, especially Cory [Monteith (Finn)], he gave me a lot of advice.
What kind of stuff?
Oh, just telling me how to deal with certain things and helping me with lines. Cory would be like, “Dude, let's go to my trailer and go over the next scene.” It was really fun to really firsthand get to ask questions of the people that have been doing it since day one that saw this little show turn into the biggest thing.
The people who graduated, did you get a sense that they were anxious to find out what's coming up for them?
Oh, yeah. I'm sure they were anxious. There was definitely that element towards the end, like, “Wow. What's going to happen? What's next year going to be like? Are we going to be here, are we not going to be here?” And there have been tons of rumors going around on what was going to happen. It was just like, really, really emotional. So, yeah. I can only imagine how they feel. It almost makes me feel selfish to be like, “I hope I come back,” when obviously, they deserve it much more. But you know, nonetheless, I'd love to be there.
So what are you going to do until you find out about next season? Count the minutes?
Yeah, pretty much. I'm just kind of waiting by the phone and deciding what kind of party I’m throwing. Is it going to be a good one, or is it going to be a pity party?
Well, let's reminisce. What was your favorite scene or story line that you've had on Glee so far?
I honestly enjoyed all of it. It was super fun. From day one, I didn't know what Joe was supposed to be like. I didn't know how the directors would want it, and I was still figuring out how to play him. I didn't want to just strictly be myself.
You want to act. You want to have fun with it. It was cool to see every script come to me and go, “My God. He's going to do that? He has a fight with Sam, and he has to say that? He's singing a Whitney Houston song? What the heck?” It was really, really fun to just get every script and see where they were taking this kid. And seeing him slowly go from this sheltered kid to all of a sudden, he just is.
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