One of Criss’ all-time favorite “Glee” guest stars is Matt Bomer, who played Blaine’s older brother Cooper. Significantly, Criss confessed that when the character he’s playing is supposed to be close to another character, he likes to get to know the actor playing that role off-stage/set by asking him/her to dinner; but he often holds himself back from doing just that, because “I don’t want to be weird.”
“But Matt got in touch with me, because we were going to play brothers,” said Criss. “It’s not like we were doing intense Mamet play for a year together. It was just a guest spot on one episode. But he called me and said, ‘Do you want to go to dinner with me, and I said, ‘Yes, I would love that.’ … We became fast friends. I love Matt Bomer, and I would gladly do any other project with him.” [x]
Favorite ‘Glee’ Moments Of 2012
8. “Somebody I Used To Know” And Blaine/Cooper interaction. Everyone was thrilled to hear Matt Bomer was cast to play Blaine’s big brother. Their relationship wasn’t picture perfect like people would have assumed. All of the awkwardness came to a head when they performed “Somebody I Used To Know”. Normally we would look at that song as a love song, but Glee went a whole new direction with it and made it reflect a familial relationship which was really amazing.
“Big Brother” Scene 7-9: Klaine, Cooper’s introduction in the hallway, and Sue
“Big Brother” scene 11: Choir room, Rio/Hungry Like the Wolf
“Big Brother” scene 36-37: Klaine Hallway, Blaine & Cooper ‘STWUTK’
“The Brothers Anderson hug. America melts.”