TCA Hosts Darren Criss, Lucy Hale Talk ‘Glee’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’


Darren Criss and Lucy Hale are set to co-host this Sunday’s 2013 Teen Choice Awards and in our opinion, they’re quite the pair!

So did the duo know one another before getting teamed up? “A little bit. We all sort of run in the same circle,” Lucy tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “[But] I owe Darren a lot of things because he’s the reason I have the hosting gig because he suggested me.”

Darren explains: “They wanted me to have a female counterpart and I thought of Lucy, and I jumped at the chance to have her co-host with me.”

And aside from preparing for the award show this Sunday, both Darren and Lucy are busy working on their own shows: Glee and Pretty Little Liars.

Darren, who stars as Blaine, reveals what it’s like being back onset after the tragic loss of their co-star and friend Cory Monteith.

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“[We’re] back on set, back to work, business as usual. We had a bit to get through, but now we are at the point where we just really want to just put our game faces back on and make the best thing that we can.”

As for the question on every Gleek’s mind regarding how they will deal with Cory’s death on the show, Darren admits: “I don’t know much about it beyond what’s in the media. I’m just as curious as everybody else.”

“But I’d imagine it’ll be hard for everybody, including the audience. But I think it’s a necessary, nice step for everybody … Absolutely [it will be therapeutic] and I hope by end of it, the light that Cory left behind will be displayed in its best.”

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As for Lucy’s hit show Pretty Little Liars, she touched upon the new guy in her character Aria’s life. “I’m glad people are responding well to [Jake]…he’s a great guy as well, Ryan [Guzman].”

And more importantly, we had to ask, will we finally find out who “Red Coat” is by the end of this season? Although Lucy played it coy, saying, “They don’t tell me anything,” she did give us a definite: “Yes!”

Cue your PLL freak out!

Catch Lucy and Darren co-hosting the 2013 Teen Choice Awards this Sunday at 8/7c on Fox.