Chris Colfer stops by AOL Build to chat about his brand new book, “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey” in New York City on Tuesday afternoon (July 12).
The 26-year-old actor and author spoke about his new book and putting acting on the sidelines for the moment.
“It used to be all about Glee. Now it’s all kids, running up to me and telling me how much they love the books and what they want to happen. Sometimes they have really good points,” he shared about how his fanbase changed. “I was really worried that the crowds would dissipate when the show ended. They’ve only grown and grown.”
Chris added about putting acting on the side, “If something great comes along, fantastic. I still make it a priority. But books are my number one priority right now. It’s storytelling. Acting and writing are two different forms of storytelling. We’re addicted to helping people escape their day to day life.”
Chris also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Today earlier in the week.
If you missed the news, Chris has another “Land of Stories” book coming out this summer!
In “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey”, “Alex and Conner have traveled into the realms of fairy-tales and classic literature, but An Author’s Odyssey is their first adventure in a world created from their own imaginations,” Chris shared of the new tale.
The book is set to hits shelves July 12th.
10+ pics inside of Chris Colfer and Taylor Lautner…
In addition to his New York Times best-selling series, Chris discussed how excited he is to be apart of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Much like the series, Ab Fab is about two glamorous women that become entangled in a media frenzy after being blamed for an unfortunate incident at a fashion party.
“It’s genius. It’s like the bible,” he said. ““I’m playing Jennifer Saunders hairdresser-slash-social media consultant and I’m very excited about that because Jennifer Saunders is one of my heros. I can’t believe she wrote the part for me.”
Check out the video of him discussing his latest part below!
Chris Colfer is joined by his boyfriend Will Sherrod while dressing up as the flying monkeys form Wizard of Oz at Matthew Morrison’s 6th Annual Halloween Masquerade Ball on Saturday night (October 24) at Hyde in West Hollywood, Calif.
Nina Dobrev was also at the party dressed up as Posh Spice alongside her friends, who were dressed as the rest of the Spice Girls. Chris‘ former Glee co-star Ashley Fink joined him as the Wicked Witch of the West.