We predicted his win in August and now, after much anticipation, THE GLEE PROJECT co-champion Damian McGinty has revealed some details about his GLEE debut. Rivalries and hi-jinx arise when McGinty’s character, Irish foreign exchange student, Rory Flanagan, arrives at McKinley High.
In an interview with TVGuide.com, McGinty explains how a rivalry may be brewing between his character and Kurt [Chirs Colfer]. “He does a falsetto in his first song,” said McGinty of his character Rory, “and Kurt did not like that because Kurt’s the soprano of the group and doesn’t want that taken from him.”
The introduction of Rory also incites a bit of a rivalry between other GLEE singers Santana (Naya Rivera) and Brittany (Heather Morris). Rory lives with Brittany’s family as a home-stay student and, in typical Brittany fashion, she believes that Rory “is her own personal leprechaun that only she can see.” McGinty speaks of a “fun scene in Brittany’s bedroom,” which presumably incites jealousy in Santana as she is “quietly in love with Brittany.” “She doesn’t like Rory because he also has a thing for Brittany,” said McGinty.
As winner of THE GLEE PROJECT, McGinty is guaranteed seven episodes on GLEE. Is this the role you envisioned for him? Will his stint turn into a regular gig? Tune in November 1 at 8 p.m. on FOX to see Damian McGinty's debut.
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