The post-graduation storyline is a dream come true for Chris Colfer (who plays Kurt on the FOX series), as heâ€™ll be working alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the showâ€™s upcoming fourth season.
â€œ[Itâ€™s] crazy! Iâ€™m a huge fan of SJP,â€ Chris told Access Hollywood of working with Sarah Jessica, at a book signing for his new childrenâ€™s/young adult adventure novel, â€œThe Land of Stories: The Wishing Spellâ€ in New York City on Wednesday. â€œI start [filming] as soon as I am done with this book tour I start back.â€
With his knowledge of fashion and pop culture, it stands to reason that Chris came to admire the iconic actress from her Carrie Bradshaw days, but the actor said his love of SJP pre-dates the HBO series.
â€œI was a big â€˜Sex and The Cityâ€™ fan â€” probably not as big as some people were, but I am a huge fan â€” but I am more excited that the hot witch from â€˜Hocus Pocusâ€™ is coming on the show,â€ he said, referencing SJPâ€™s 1993 film co-starring Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy. â€œThat movie, I worshipped. I was obsessed with that movie!â€
At just 22, Chris has earned a Golden Globe award for his heartwarming work on â€œGlee,â€ written a book and penned the screenplay for an independent film (â€œStruck by Lightningâ€).
While the actor relishes every moment of his career success, he admits his achievements have a set a sometimes dauntingly-high standard for the future and for living up to his fansâ€™ expectations.
â€œ[It makes me feel] nervous, because Iâ€™m always afraid that Iâ€™m going to say the wrong thing or Iâ€™m going to stutter or do something [like] be really high-pitched and freak [my fans] out, or do something thatâ€™s going to ruin the moment with them wanting to meet me,â€ he said. â€œThatâ€™s my biggest fear. I never want to disappoint anybody.â€
As for â€œThe Land of Stories,â€ Chris dedicated the fairytale-themed novel to his grandmother.
â€œMy grandmother was my very first editor and when I was 10 and I was trying to write it â€” and each chapter was two pages long â€” sheâ€™d spell and grammar check it for me,â€ he explained. â€œIf she liked it, sheâ€™d keep it. If she didnâ€™t like it, sheâ€™d throw it away, tell me I could do much better, and I would! So I had to dedicate it to Grandma, because sheâ€™s my first editor.â€
â€œThe Land of Stories: The Wishing Spellâ€ is available in stores now; â€œGleeâ€ returns to FOX for its fourth season on September 13 at 9/8c.
- Today In History: Hocus Pocus ~ Release Date 7/16/1993 (bootlegbetty.com)