This season, Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. has seen an increase in screen time for his character Mike Chang — and a slight decrease in clothing. Mike’s abs have been a recurring joke on the show — although they’re more enviable than laughable — but Shum Jr. says its one that he’s taking very seriously. “Of course now there is pressure not to let myself go,” he says. “I have to do constant crunches to live up to the hype. In fact, I’m doing them right now. If I don’t, I’m sure that will just as easily become a punchline.”

Shum Jr. says that for the near future, Mike and Tina look to remain a couple, and he even gave us a peek into Glee‘s plans for the holidays. Says Shum Jr., “We do have a holiday episode that is full of your favorite holiday songs. The episode really focuses in on what the holiday spirit means to each of us and Sue causes a ruckus per usual. She is a bit of a Grinch during the holidays.” (Reporting by Carrie Bell)

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