Darren Criss Gets Interviewed by a Cute Little Kid

In this Little W interview, Darren Criss (American Crime Story) sits down with our cute little kid for some great life advice and to answer the tough questions about his favorite memories from Glee, whether he's a cat or dog person, Harry Potter, advice for winning a Grammy, the one Disney song he'd sing for the rest of his life, siblings, if he told any lies growing up, and his worst subject in school.

Released on 2/12/2018

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Starring: Darren Criss

Transcript

00:00
I'm scared for being an adult.
00:01
I feel like it's gonna be boring.
00:02
No, you just start saying whack shit like,
00:04
I can't eat Sour Patch Kids.
00:06
But you totally can.
00:07
You also start swearing in front of kids.
00:10
I'm used to it.
00:11
I have a 13 year old sister.
00:12
Oh, thank god.
00:14
[Darren] Okay, Kayla I want you to kick us off.
00:16
Hello, my name is Kayla Tori
00:18
and I am 10 years old and I'm in fifth grade.
00:20
Holy smokes.
00:21
My name is Darren and 20 years ago I was also 10.
00:25
And I was also in the fifth grade.
00:26
Really? Yeah.
00:27
Life is so crazy. Life is crazy.
00:29
What are the odds of that?
00:30
I know.
00:31
What was your favorite memory from Glee?
00:34
Hmm. That's tough.
00:35
That'd be like me asking you,
00:36
What was your favorite birthday?
00:38
You have ten to choose from.
00:39
My first birthday.
00:41
Good answer. Probably because you don't remember it.
00:43
It's okay. After 29 I honestly forget a lot of my birthdays.
00:45
Particularly the ones in my early 20s.
00:47
But for different reasons.
00:49
Think of a moment when you were watching the show
00:52
and you thought to yourself,
00:53
Man, that looks like a lot of fun.
00:56
That was literally every single part.
00:58
I love the show. Okay.
00:59
So, that is how it was on set, at least for me.
01:02
Because I'm like a big puppy and I'm just like,
01:04
This is amazing.
01:05
(Kayla giggles)
01:07
Are you a cat or a dog person?
01:10
I don't know.
01:11
I'm allergic to both.
01:13
Really? Can you believe that?
01:14
I do like animals and pets a lot
01:17
and despite myself I enjoy playing with puppies
01:20
and cats and stuff, but it's just...
01:22
I'll start sneezing.
01:23
Yeah. It's like, not fair.
01:25
Do you think that in Harry Potter,
01:28
Harry should've ended up with Hermione instead of Ginny?
01:34
Kayla, I'm gonna say that's the
01:35
best question you've asked so far.
01:37
Um...
01:41
My brain just imploded just a little bit.
01:43
(Kalya giggles)
01:43
And I'm trying desperately to keep my cool. (laughsL
01:46
My 13 year old sister wants to win a Grammy.
01:49
What advice do you have for her?
01:51
Cool thing about being an artist is
01:52
that you're an individual and that makes you
01:55
the most incredible version of yourself in the world,
01:58
compared to anybody else in the universe.
02:00
So, having said that,
02:01
the closer your sister stays to that person,
02:04
whether she wins a Grammy or not,
02:05
she'll be the most incredible artist.
02:08
Yeah. If you could only sing one Disney song
02:11
for the rest of your life,
02:13
which one would it be?
02:15
Well, I feel like I have been singing
02:16
like one Disney song my entire life.
02:19
Because I believe one of the greatest songs
02:21
ever written is Part of Your World.
02:23
(gasps) Oh, my god. My sister loves that song and so do I.
02:25
That's because it's a perfect song.
02:27
Yeah, I'd say it's one of the most
02:28
important songs in my life, for sure.
02:30
Really?
02:31
So, if I had to sing one, yeah.
02:32
Part of Your World, for sure.
02:33
Did you have any siblings and did you get along with them?
02:36
Yeah. Chuck's one of my best friends in the whole world.
02:38
Really? Yeah.
02:39
That's nice.
02:40
It's really nice to have a sibling.
02:41
Like someone by your side.
02:42
Yeah. It is.
02:43
Yeah, I have a younger brother.
02:44
Oh you do?
02:45
Oh, so you're in the middle?
02:46
Oh, you get the best of both worlds.
02:47
Um, yeah, it's just the three of us.
02:49
[Darren] Interesting.
02:49
But I consider my dog as a little brother.
02:51
Yeah. As you should, yeah.
02:53
(Kayla giggles)
02:54
Um, did you ever lie about anything
02:56
and get caught when you were a kid?
02:58
Ooh. I pretended to be British once.
03:02
In order to get into a concert.
03:04
Oh.
03:05
I had to sustain that lie for about five years.
03:07
And it got so ridiculous and I had so much guilt,
03:11
that I had to finally confront this person.
03:15
And how'd that go down?
03:16
Don't pretend to be British to get into a concert.
03:19
Yeah, it's prob... Is it illegal?
03:22
Probably.
03:23
Okay.
03:24
What was your worst subject in school?
03:27
Gosh, I got really bad grades.
03:29
A grade is just a number.
03:29
It doesn't prove how smart you are.
03:31
Yes. I wish colleges thought that.
03:34
Once a teacher gave me a point lower
03:36
than I was supposed to get.
03:37
I told her... I was like,
03:38
Um. Yo. This isn't the right score.
03:41
I just did some calculating and this isn't the right score.
03:44
And she was like, Oh, I'm so sorry.
03:46
And then instead of giving me the bonus point,
03:48
she gave me two bonus points.
03:51
(sighs) May you always speak up for yourself.
03:54
May you always call out the teacher
03:56
for giving you a point less. Yes.
03:57
And may you always get more than what they took away.
04:00
Yes.
04:01
(hands clap)
04:03
[Darren] You're an inspiration.
04:03
Thank you.
04:04
Let's do this again in 20 years.
04:06
Yes.
04:07
You can ask me how 50's like.
04:08
Yes. I look forward to it.
04:09
Thank you Kayla Victoria.
04:10
Thank you for having me.
04:11
(both laugh)