GLEE: Chris Colfer Talks Working with Sarah Jessica Parker and Getting to Do a Book Tour for ‘The Land of Stories.’ Plus, Photos From SJP’s Debut!

September 20, 2012 by  

GLEE star Chris Colfer (Kurt) hasn’t slowed down one bit — during his most recent hiatus from the Fox series, Colfer released a book (“The Land of Stories”) and participated in a country-wide book tour to support it.

“It’s been crazy,” Colfer told me of going on the book tour. “It’s been more than I ever expected. It’s insane. It’s incredible.”

And while the GLEE fans are notoriously passionate about him (and his character), he said he was pleasantly surprised by how many people who showed up simply because they loved the book.

“That’s the thing: I thought they would be [coming because of GLEE],” he admitted. “But they all read the book…I’m on cloud nine.”

Making him equally excited? The opportunity to work upcoming GLEE guest star Sarah Jessica Parker.

“So excited,” Colfer gushed. “Everyone’s been asking if I’m excited to work with Carrie Bradshaw [whom Parker played in SEX AND THE CITY], and I’m like, ‘No, I’m excited to work with Sarah Sanderson from HOCUS POCUS!’ That was my movie growing up!”

And Colfer conceded he was “so surprised” by the season 3 twist that had his character getting rejected from NYADA (after seemingly nailing his audition), he was a little more flexible with whatever the future might bring for Kurt and Blaine.

“Whatever makes the girls on the internet happy, because the angry tweets I get sometimes scare the hell out of me,” he laughed. “Whatever makes [the fans] happy.”

Want a glimpse of Parker on GLEE? Take a look at two new photos from “Makeover”…

 

Are you happy Kurt is now rooming with Rachel in New York? And do you hope he can make his relationship with Blaine work?

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23 Responses to “GLEE: Chris Colfer Talks Working with Sarah Jessica Parker and Getting to Do a Book Tour for ‘The Land of Stories.’ Plus, Photos From SJP’s Debut!”

  1. Heather on September 20th, 2012 8:50 pm

    Really hope Kurt and Blaine break up. Kurt needs to be free of that dead weight while off in NYC!! Ready for his story line separate of a relationship to begin!!! Where’s my Santana/Brittana news?!

  2. Kath on September 21st, 2012 1:10 am

    I’m crossing my fingers that Kurt and Blaine make it. Kurt can have love and career, there’s not reason to sacrifice one for the other. Plus, he’s in love and so is Blaine and they’re happy, if they can’t make it long distance there’s not much hope for the rest of us

  3. Katie on September 21st, 2012 5:09 pm

    Thanks Kath,

    I love reading your articles and reviews…. would love to hear what you thought of last nights brit 2.0 ep….I’m with you on hoping kurt and Blaine make it I love those two… but I am more interested in seeing them hopefully develop blaine a little more… I love that crazy former warbler…

    Just wondering are you going to post your interview with Darren from that night…. would love to hear what he had to say

  4. Alex on September 22nd, 2012 3:45 pm

    I just want Kurt to succeed in his career and work things out with Blaine. Those two went through way too much together to just give up now. I see Kurt at the very top one day, with Blaine by his side. For now, it’ll be nice to see Kurt single and working on his career while Blaine grows into the adult he’s going to be, before their reunion.

  5. Sarah on September 22nd, 2012 4:16 pm

    Having Kurt and Blaine stay together goes against reality. They are far apart, they are experiencing life in completely different ways, and they are super young! Why perpetuate a teenage fantasy any longer?! GET REAL! You got real with Rachel & Finn, it’s time for Kurt and Blaine to move on (although I think they should remain close friends). I want to see Rachel and Kurt do a lot of living, and pining for high school sweethearts is so freaking boring! Live and love a little, Glee!

  6. sarastanley on September 22nd, 2012 4:16 pm

    i hope kurt n blaine break up amicably and Kurt meets Dave in New York!! I’m a Kurtofsky shipper <3

  7. Hester on September 22nd, 2012 4:38 pm

    I want Kurt to succeed at Vogue and to make a decision for *himself* on fashion vs. Broadway based on his dreams and hopes, not just a contrived lack of options. I want him to have a supportive, yet snarky sometimes, relationship with Rachel. I want Santana there too and I want him to have funny snarky, yet fond banter (both ways) with her. I want a break up with Blaine and I want it to stick. I want to see Kurt learn and grow in NYC, not be tethered to a HS bf. I’d love to see some funny dates as Santana, thinking she is streetwise but more innocent than she thinks, leads Kurt through the NYC dating scene- go with comedy, Glee! And, then, I’d like him to meet someone new. A grad student, business man, journalist or intern… whatever. But I’d like Kurt to have a new romance and I’d like the guy to be more interesting than Blaine, who bores me a bit, and their dynamic to be less cutesy, more challenging. Have some fights! Be frenemies at first. Hate each other at first and then see the good gradually. Whatever. But let’s have some sparks!

  8. Alice on September 22nd, 2012 5:04 pm

    I really hope Kurt & Blaine stay together…they’re my main reason for watching the show!! And a teenage romance that works out isn’t unrealistic or impossible…my parents got together when they were 15 and they’re still happily married after 30 years!!

  9. Hanabi on September 22nd, 2012 5:30 pm

    You don’t understand, Kurt and Blaine are soulmates. And they will make it through the separation.

  10. BB on September 22nd, 2012 5:44 pm

    All those people saying “get real” are annoying me to no end. I don’t want real, cause I have more than enough real crap to deal with everyday. The relationship between Kurt and Blaine made me believe in love again after years of resignation and cynicism. Sometimes you just need a good old love story with a happy ending, and since Glee is supposed to make you feel better that’s what I expect from it.
    Plus, you’re insulting all those couples who actually made it through high school and are now living happily, thank you very much. It is not impossible to marry your high school sweetheart. Not if you have built a honest, mature relationship (and those two are WAY more mature than average teenagers) and you’re with someone because you TRULY love him and not just to fool around a bit.
    I am sorry if you don’t understand the depth of Kurt and Blaine’s relationship, but the guys freakin’ saved each other and I firmly believe they’ll spend their lives together.

  11. Brenda on September 22nd, 2012 6:00 pm

    For those who say Get Real, my question to you is when has Glee been real? Kurt and Blaine getting back together would be very real and realistic to me, certainly more than 90% of the unrealistic craziness that goes down on this show. I mainly want them together because there is not much I greatly enjoy about this show anymore other than their relationship.

  12. Rachel on September 22nd, 2012 6:31 pm

    I am also a Klaine shipper…as a married straight gal in my mid-40s! I don’t know what it is, but I hadn’t watched a show in years and they just DID IT for me! (Also, I got into the show in mid-season 3 and caught up via Netflix and Amazon, so I had a bit less “suspense level.”

    Anyway, yes, high school sweethearts can make it, and I agree with the poster(s) who said, of course they have been through much more than many teens and they are soulmates. Maybe that’s “wishful thinking”…but OTOH, my brother and SIL dated in HS (they had to take me on one of their dates, to see “The Empire Strikes Back,” when I was 14 and they were 17!)…they married at 23 and just celebrated their 25th anniversary! So there…phbbbt. JK, lol.

    GO KLAINE GO!!!

  13. Andrea on September 22nd, 2012 7:00 pm

    I think fangirls should stop bothering Chris with their shipping problems. I mean, Chris is just an actor, he doesn’t write Klaine scenes, why are they sending him angry tweets?

  14. Susie on September 22nd, 2012 11:07 pm

    Really? I would be sooo excited to be working with Rusty from Footloose! ;-)

  15. Nijimi on September 23rd, 2012 12:36 am

    I think Kurt could do better than Blaine, I love them both to bits but they need different people. I don’t really care if they stay together or not, but it would be interesting if Kurt met another man whilst in New York.

    Long distance relationships can be hard, so it should strain the relationship they have, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did break up. I don’t like seeing either of them sad though…agh.

    For now I think it should focus on Kurt’s career though, I really want him to make it in NY; He deserves some good in his life. And I just adore him.

  16. Teri on September 23rd, 2012 7:04 am

    I want them to stay together. Bumpy road okay, but sometimes soul mates can work everything out and still have a wonderfully happy ending, TOGETHER. Why can’t they face adversity but still face it together and become stronger for it.

  17. Bo on September 23rd, 2012 7:57 am

    NO WAY! How can people say they want them to break up?!?!?! They’re my no.1 OTP, I would cry and never watch the show again if they broke up. They’re /perfect/, my favourite bit of the show!

  18. rubz on September 23rd, 2012 10:03 am

    the reason i’m watching glee it’s because of kurt and blaine… i love this couple…

  19. Kay on September 23rd, 2012 2:43 pm

    I would like to see Kurt succeed at his new profession, and possibly other career choices (writer, producer, singer – whatever he chooses to do). But I would also like for Kurt and Blaine to work through the challenges of a long-distance relationship and be able to show that it can be done as long as you are committed to each other and love each other enough to persevere. I do not want them to cheat on each other. I want them to be happy. They can text, call, or skype each other every day and Blaine can visit Kurt on the weekends so they can have personal time with each other. Kurt can visit when he gets time off from his job. I know they can work through this time apart if they really want it bad enough. But if they decide it is too challenging, then I would hope that they would remain friends and not end up hating each other. Because they started out as friends and then became a loving couple. I would hate to see them end that relationship. Whatever happens, I will be a faithful viewer and I only want them both to be happy. Hopefully that means with each other. They are the only reason I watch Glee and I love them both so much.

  20. lori fox on September 24th, 2012 6:55 pm

    i really want it to workout with kurt and blaine i know in my heart they will survive and that i,m glad kurt is happy now but he be more happier if he and kurt are together that what kept him going last season he had blaine.

  21. Laura on September 24th, 2012 7:51 pm

    Is much as I’m going to cry, climb in a sock drawer and sleep for days, eat my feelings, which will include but not exclude lots of ice cream, RedVines, and a HUGE chocolate bar, when/if this happens, I think Blaine and Kurt should go through a few bumps. As Darren said “they are turning into on old married couple”. They need some spice in their lives. But they need to get married and have a baby and live happily ever after eventually because the only thing that could make that fairy tale story sweeter is a challenge to get there

  22. PJ on September 27th, 2012 4:34 am

    Long distance relationships can work out. I’d only been dating my now husband of 14 years and partner of 19 years for about a month and had only known him for about 6 months when I had to move back with my parents 2 hours away because of a serious surgery and he was living in a frat house. Forward 11 years and we decided to move to another state and he went first to look for work and a house while I stayed behind to continue work and to sell our house. What was expected to be a short period turned into 11 months and we only saw each other twice for a few days each time during that 11 months because of budget constraints, but like the character of Kurt said to Blaine “I’m never saying goodbye to you” we decided within weeks of our first date that we belonged together for life. If you decide something like that and truly commit to it then it is very possible and we have not had a fairy tale more like trial by fire for most of these years, but we stand beside each other through it all. So keep them together and for those of you who say it isn’t realistic, I’m with the others who say I have enough reality in my life, when I watch TV I want the fairy tale to escape into!

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