Burt could very easily be a walking stereotype — what did you think of the part when you first read it?
When I read the first episode of the show, it was the pilot, and I thought, Oh, this guy’s gonna be this stereotypical intolerant dad. Ryan had called and asked if I wanted to do the part — we’d worked together before on the pilot for Pretty/Handsome — but by the time I got to the end of the episode I thought, This is great. I loved that the character said, “This isn’t gonna be easy or what I wanted, but I love you,” I thought that was so genuine.
Excuse me while I go all fangirl about this:
I’ve only shot one more episode where Blaine was not involved, episode eighteen, and then we have five episodes after that, and I’m not in nineteen. And I don’t think they’ve even written the last four.
But it’s pretty cool that these actors have all addressed whether their characters are coming off as stereotypes. And we can all agree that Burt Hummel is as far from a stereotype as it gets… more of a fantasy of what we all wish our parents were like when we were coming out.