They exist because in the heart of the viewers, the viewers have grown as human beings by watching them and by taking them into their hearts. And I think that’s what makes them real. I mean clearly when you see, when someone sees Darren Criss walking down the street, that is not Blaine. Blaine does not actually tangibly exist but emotionally I think he exists because of the positive impact he’s had on, you know, gay teens, or you know just, human beings and humanity. He’s just humanizing something that so many people are confused by, people possibly in middle America who just don’t get it.
Joaquin Sedillo, talking about Kurt and Blaine (interview