He doesn't have a sweet-looking mustache to twirl evilly, but make no mistake, Sebastian is not a nice fellow. His Glee debut (tonight) involves the most straightforward come-ons we've heard in quite some time. Yes, he does use the phrase "sex on a stick."
Grant Gustin, who plays the new Glee villain Sebastian, is quite the opposite. In fact, he was nice enough to tell us all about his part in the newest Glee love triangle, the future of his character and how fans have been reacting to him coming between their precious Klaine. Spoiler alert: They are not the least bit happy about it…
"It was quite scary actually, because I wasn't expecting it," Gustin tells us about fan backlash. "People were like, 'Who is this guy? I hate him!' So yeah, that was terrifying. Over the past few weeks hopefully I've won some people over. But people have not fared kindly to the introduction of my character."
In case you missed our sneak peek at tonight's episode of Glee, Sebastian (Gustin) tries to woo Blaine away from Kurt in a very blatant way. Of course, as you know by now, Blaine rejects him and ends up having sex with Kurt for the first time. But do you think that'll stop Sebastian? Nope. He'll be back…but not until episode eight.
"In my first episode, I am definitely very forward and don't really care if I offend, but in [episode eight] I am straight up in your face and rude to Kurt," he reveals. "We tell each other exactly how we feel about each other. It is a very fun interaction. Blaine and Kurt are together and Blaine steps away and so the truth makes its way out, if you will."
Chris Colfer did inform us that Sebastian would return to "make another splash," because tonight Kurt and Sebastian are fairly cordial toward each other and not at each other's throats. Yet. "[Kurt] is very smiley, but you can tell there's tension," says Gustin. "Sebastian is very confident, so his smile is going to remain, but the truth comes out [about] Sebastian and Kurt's feelings."
We speculated with him that Sebastian might change his mind and go after Kurt, and he kind of shut us down: "Well, I guess we don't really know yet what my motives are, but I am still after Blaine."
And thus far, we've only heard snippets of his singing voice, and since Gustin comes from a musical theater background, it's only natural to want a solo for him. "A solo would be amazing," he gushes. "It is not happening yet, but I think they are teasing the audiences a little bit with Sebastian. They are trickling him in, but no solos yet."
For now, Gustin is content to sit back and nervously watch how people respond to his character. As long as those reactions don't come with death threats. "People are like, ‘If you break up Klaine, I will find you and I will kill you.' And I'm like, 'Wow, I could potentially need bodyguards," he laughs, albeit nervously. "But then there are people who are like, 'I'm a SeBlaine shipper!' And then some people are like, 'Don't go for Blaine, go for Kurt!' So it is cool to see that. I don't want to mess this character up, because it is a highly anticipated character and on the highest profiled show that there is, so I'm tingling with nerves today. I'm very anxious to see how people respond to Sebastian because I could not be more grateful or proud of myself. I just don't want to mess it up."
We have a feeling he has nothing to worry about and people will love him as much as we do.
Tune in to Fox tonight at 8 p.m. to see Sebastian's wily ways work their magic on Blaine, and then come back for the Glee-Dux for more scoop from Gustin and Colfer!