Darren Criss is no stranger to taking on queer roles. He did so most famously on
He did so most famously on Glee as Blaine Anderson, and in 2018 you’ll be able to see him on American Crime Story as the gay murderer of Gianni Versace, Andrew Cunanan. But let’s not forget his performance as transgender rocker Hedwig on Broadway’s
But let’s not forget his performance as transgender rocker Hedwig on Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Darren certainly hasn’t forgotten it, recently speaking about making out with a different man every night because of the show.
While playing Hedwig in 2015, Darren was required to make out with a male audience member during every show. Appearing on Conan this week, he discussed how one of those kisses unexpectedly ended up being with a gay pornstar.
“I would try and target the most conservative-looking straight boys, because that’s just more fun,” he said.
“One night I remember going for this one dude…I basically roughed him up quite a bit, he had makeup on him all up in everywhere.”
“Afterwards he came backstage and was a good sport about it. On the way out, me being pleased with myself for giving a rollicking good time to a conservative young man, a couple goes to me, ‘Do you know who that was? That’s our favorite gay porn star!’.”