Chris Colfer reads an excerpt from his book “The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales” while attending his “In Conoverstation” panel at Entertainment Weekly’s 2016 PopFest on Sunday (October 30) in Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old actor and author was interviewed by actress Amanda Peet.
During the panel, Chris talked about his new book “Stranger Than Fanfiction” which is “about these four kids and they’ve just graduated high school and they’ve spent their whole lives being obsessed with this television show. It’s about these four friends and they decide to go on a road trip to spend the last few days they have together and really celebrate their friendship before they go off to school and as a joke they invite the actor from the television show. He shows up the next day ready to go on the road trip and he instantly is the world’s worst Mary Poppins. He gets them drunk, he gets them stoned, he’s using bad words,” he told EW.
Chris also discussed the connection between the book and his time on Glee.
“It’s not an autobiography by any means, but it’s definitely based on a lot of things that I went through being on a television show… the experiences that I went through being a part of this huge, huge phenomenon were so unique, I thought it’d be a really interesting voice to add to the YA world.”
Chris Colfer spends a day off at the happiest place on Earth – Disneyland – with pal Ashley Fink on Wednesday (August 17) in Anaheim, Calif.
“Always and forever, the happiest place on earth. I love you @Disneyland!” the 26-year-old actor and author shared on Instagram from his visit.
In a recent interview, Chris opened up about his political views and how they’d changed.
“Being a child in the ‘90s, I grew up in a very conservative household. All of my family were Republican — they’re still Republican. Our dinner table arguments should be filmed, because they’re so hysterical,” he shared.
Chris added, “She [Hillary] was constantly on the news for being ambitious. I remember even as a kid people were labeling her as, ‘How dare this first lady be ambitious?’ like it was a negative quality. And I remember seeing how many times she was publicly told, ‘No, you can’t do that. No, no, no.’ And she always said, “Yes, and…Yes, and…’ I remember as a kid secretly looking up to her. I think she’s quite extraordinary.”
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.