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DNA MAG and Mark Salling
Mark Salling-- Our mohawked jock dude Puck in Glee is sure getting around..First Wendy and now he has talked to DNA Magazine for the November Issue #118.
DNA: How are you finding Australia?
Mark: It's great.
Most Americans say that but when we spoke to Margaret Cho she said it's like flying halfway across the world to go to Houston.
[Laughs] Houston's miserable, so I don't know about that.
When you signed up for Glee did you expect it to become as big as it has?
I knew it was a great script and I was excited to be a part of it but you never know how people are going to react. But I'm stoked people have taken to it the way they have.
Why do you think it has taken off?
There's nothing like it on TV. It's original. People like musicals and shows where they can follow the plotlines. It's well written and there are so many different people it can appeal to.
Since it's started have you been recognized on the street?
Not al all. Never.
Not even with the hair?
Is the haircut you have for the show?
It's for the show.
Do you like it?
I like it on doses. I liked it for a while then it started to haunt me.
Tell us about the character you play.
I play a guy named Puck. His full name is Noah Puckerman and he's a jerk at the beginning of the series. He gives his friend Finn at hard time for being in the glee club but eventually joins himself. Hopefully he'll be somewhat more likeable and accessible as the series goes on, instead of such a douche bag.
Where you as mean as your character in school?
I was worse. Even worse ... No, I was a nice guy.
Do you get to sing and dance?
How is that for you?
The dancing is a bit of a stretch. I'm not a dancer and never have been but our choreographer really walks us through it. The singing is fun but the dancing is hard.
Have you done any training?
So there's a bit of autotune going on?
Oh, I had singing training but not dancing. But there's autotune for everybody - some more than others.
What's the best song you've performed?
Probably Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond.
Did you realise you were going to get gay fans because of Glee?
I didn't, but its a musical so I guess it's to be expected.
How do you feel being named one of DNA's Sexiest Men Alive 2009?
Oh, wow. Well, I'm not going to argue. I'm flattered. That's great.