(there are some wee spoilers in this)
… you can be really true to life and say when they started the show they were very clearly sophomores and they should graduate at the end of their senior year. That was more real, I felt it was more responsible and true to the fans. I think the fans want to see these people have a true experience and that’s what we decided to do.
I’m flabbergasted. And I’ve said a few times I wouldn’t write about this, because, really, what’s the point? (Also there’s the small fact that I don’t mind if they keep retconning Kurt younger) But I didn’t think that Ryan Murphy would be all like “but isn’t it obvious, guys?” because, you know, it’s not.
Finn spent the best part of the first season worrying about college scholarships. Kurt had a car in the first season. As far as I’m aware, Ohio doesn’t allow 15 year olds to drive SUVs. Pretty sure Burt Hummel wouldn’t either.
So, no, not clearly sophomores, just conveniently seniors now, which I don’t mind, actually, but this interview just made me a bit nuts.