Mark Salling Discusses Glee's Growing Love Quadrangle
There's still one more week until Glee returns (Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 9/8c, Fox), so in lieu of a new episode, TVGuide.com caught up with Mark Salling, who plays Puck, the arrogant jock and true father to Quinn's baby. Salling dives head first into the issue of the love quadrangle, and his take on things will probably give some hope to Rachel (Lea Michele) and Puck fans. Unfortunately, the news isn't as good for Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Finn (Cory Monteith).
TVGuide.com: Puck and Rachel had a short fling in the previous episode. Will they get together again?
Mark Salling: I would never rule it completely out, especially with this group of writers. You never know what's going to happen and who's going to be with whom. I hope it does; I like that dynamic myself. It seems like the fans really liked it, so hopefully they'll take that into consideration.
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TVGuide.com: Can you say when everyone will find out that Puck is the baby's daddy?
Salling: No, but maybe some characters will know before it officially comes out.
TVGuide.com: What will Finn's reaction be after learning that his best friend knocked up his girlfriend?
Salling: I think he'll be devastated. He's invested a lot already into the idea of fathering this child. Hopefully, Puck will step up to the plate and practice what he preaches and walk the walk.
TVGuide.com: Will Quinn eventually have to choose between Puck and Finn?
Salling: We haven't gotten there yet, but I would imagine. She can't have both. I don't know if she's going to make a choice or if it's going to be made for her. [The choice] might be neither one of us.
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TVGuide.com: Will the baby-daddy drama tear the glee club apart?
Salling: It can't be good for us. Some people can't be around each other anymore. It might throw the dynamic off; it's not a good thing. That's what happens when you dip your pen in the company ink.
TVGuide.com: What can we expect from the second half of the season?
Salling: The writers are seeing what worked and what didn't with the first 13 [episodes]. I know we'll have more themed episodes, like the Madonna one. There are a lot of surprises to come.
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TVGuide.com: You must've been excited when Neil Diamond tweeted about you singing "Sweet Caroline." How did that feel?
Salling: My mom is probably getting more of a kick out of it than I am. That was her favorite artist. To see how excited she was was the best part of it for me.
TVGuide.com: You were a singer before Glee. Where can we hear your music?
Salling: I did self release and produce an album in 2008 under the pseudonym Jericho. It's called Smoke Signals. I [launched] MarkSallingMusic.com on Halloween. It [has] all my music on there.
Who would you rather see Quinn end up with: Puck or Finn?