If anyone should prepare for a zero-to-60 career path, it's the winner of The Glee Project. Gleeks are the most frantic, passionate TV fans around—if you are on Glee, you are hot property (see: Darren Criss).
No one knows this more than the final five contestants on The Glee Project (Hannah, Samuel, Alex, Lindsay and Damian), who were at the TCA press tour on Tuesday to promote the remaining episodes. Also there was Cameron, who famously walked away from the competition last episode. He defended his decision to leave, while producers revealed the winner might be on Glee for longer than originally announced…
Whoever wins the Glee Project gets a seven-episode arc on season three, but casting director Robert Ulrich revealed that it could be more. "Anything is possible in the world of Glee. There's one winner, [but] there's no guarantee. Who knows?" Urlich also added that "it hasn't been determined" how the winner will be written in and if the winner will appear in the very first episode.
As for Cameron, the question about whether he regretted his decision to leave the competition was unavoidable. But when pressed, he still stood by his choice. "I don't regret my decision at all. In the moment to some people it might seem like a hasty decision but it was something that I truly felt in my heart," he says. "When you make a decision like that, I think it's really hard to regret it. You just have to follow what you believe and believe that when one door closes, another door opens and it's only going to lead to great things. I don't regret it."
When asked why he wanted to go into acting if he couldn't handle kissing a costar or the like, he blamed his naivety. "I never acted before. You know, maybe I was a little naive in that area, but before I left I talked to my parents and I was like, obviously Glee is sexual," he says. "I knew there was a possibility. When I got down to it, it was a very emotional time, everything is magnified. It was really challenging and difficult, but you know, it was just a decision I decided to make."
We'll be chatting with the final five and Cameron oncamera later today, so check back for their feedback on becoming apart of the Glee phenomenon.