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Many celebrities have been showing off their fannish side recently by expressing their excitement about the return of popular TV shows such as Mad Men and Community. But Glee‘s Darren Criss has been anticipating a very different season premiere: The Legend Of Korra.

Darren isn’t the most active Tweeter in the Glee cast or the StarKid gang, but he jumped online last night to let fans know how he felt after watching the first two episodes of the new Nickelodeon series.



Darren and his friends in Team StarKid are long-time fans of the Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise – both of their Very Potter shows are packed full of Airbender references. Darren even auditioned for the role of Prince Zuko in the live-action adaptation The Last Airbender, but, like most fans, later expressed public distaste for the film. He did defend his choice to audition and his Asian heritage when a fan accused him of contributing to the controversial white-washing of the project, but stated that he was glad he hadn’t been involved.

The animated series, however, is one of Darren’s biggest passions:

Avatar: The Last Airbender is easily the biggest influence in all of our lives, hands down. It’s so good, it’s what I want my kids to watch. I want my grandkids to watch it. It’s the most moral, tried and true, beautiful tale and it’s just such a good thing for people…Everyone in the world should watch that show. Wars would stop if every world conflict would just sit down, and eat popcorn, and have a sleep over and watch the entire thing; they would all get along and it would be beautiful. – interview with The Phoenix Magazine, 2009

We love it when our favorite artists and actors let their fanboy/fangirl flags fly. Who’s your favorite celebrity super-fan?

  • noisyhearts

    This is a GREAT post. So detailed & fun to read. 

  • Silverfirelizard16

    What are these so called references to Airbender in A Very Potter Musical? I’ve seen them several times, and I haven’t caught anything?

    • http://twitter.com/nataliefisher Natalie Fisher

      How about these ones?

      Aang to Katara: “We kissed at the invasion and I thought we were going to be together but we’re not.” 
      Ginny to Harry: “We kissed at the Yule Ball, and, well, I thought we were going to be together forever…. but we’re not.”

      Ozai: “You’re weak! Just like the rest of your people. They did not deserve to exist in this world, in my world. Prepare to join them. Prepare to die.”
      Voldemort: “You’re weak.  Weak.  Just like your parents.  They did not deserve to live in this world, in my world.  Prepare to join them.  Prepare to die.”
      Just off the top of my head… ;)

    • http://twitter.com/nataliefisher Natalie Fisher

      I’ve just had a look around and someone has compiled a bunch of them here if you’re interested!


    • Miriam

      I didn’t notice any either! but I found this, and there’s a link to another reference in the description :)


  • queenflea

    Nathan Fillion and Will Wheaton have flawless fanboy tastes.

    • queenflea

      Wil* my phone doesn’t much like the comment box, lol

  • ew_rude

    THIS is a hypable post! hypable needs to stick to its authors, stop taking so many fan submissions.  this was a good read.

    • http://twitter.com/nataliefisher Natalie Fisher

      Thank you so much. I’m a new author, so that means a lot to hear!

  • miforever29

    Love it when big TV and movie actors geek out as much as everyone else!

    As for other celebrity fans, I laughed when Katie McGrath said in an interview that she liked Star Wars, and would dress up as Slave Leia if she had the body. I certainly think she’s got the body, so go for it Katie!

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  • itsme

    This is amazing. Hands down.

    AND, I’m happy to see Natalie writing. Her wisdom from glee chat and seemingly all things is taking over!

  • Moonshoes Potter

    Steve Terada from Quest Crew is going to be on Korra! :) So exited!

    • aaaaaaaa


  • StarKiddie

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love Darren any more…

  • netholor

    Is it sad that I’ve spent like 45 minutes trying to find the tweet at him about Avatar?

    To me it’s more sad that I CAN NOT FIND IT. what?!

  • Ellz

    Darren Criss, my love for you has just grown more than I knew possible. 

  • Jessie

    This entire post was all kinds of awesome. Ack! Now I can’t choose which I like better. 
    I CANT CHOOSE!!!!!

  • Danons

    Darren and Avatar? I started to hate him, but now… oh you perfect human being.

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