“To be honest, it’s been very surreal for me,” said Maslany. Her shoulders drooped a little and the volume of her naturally lively voice dropped considerably. When asked why she’d suddenly started whispering, Maslany’s face turned red. “I’m embarrassed,” she confessed. “I know that there’s a following now, and we have our fans and our critics who’ve been really good to us and taken us to that next level. But the only world I can understand is about the work. This other thing feels very foreign to me.” [x]
Blaine discovers his newfound love of “cronuts” has the residual side-effect of weight gain - namely, the dreaded “Freshman Fifteen.” Combined with witnessing a more physically fit and self-confident Kurt’s star rapidly rising at NYADA while his simultaneously wanes, the increasingly pudgy former dreamboat begins to suffer a crisis in confidence… leading to some uncharacteristic behavior.