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‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Talks New Book 'A Tale of Witchcraft'

‘Glee’ Star Chris Colfer Talks New Book 'A Tale of Witchcraft'
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“Extra’s” Cheslie Kryst caught up with Chris Colfer, who dished on his new book “A Tale of Witchcraft,” a sequel to his “A Tale of Magic.”

He said, “Everything is an allegory in the series. It’s all about oppression and acceptance… It’s a fantastical story about a school of really whacky young witches. It’s about this clan, the Righteous Brotherhood, who come back from the dead and try to destroy magic. At its core, it’s really a story about hate, about fear, and about mental health… Hopefully, it will be a conversation piece for parents to have the conversation about mental health.”

Colfer also opened up on how “Glee” co-star Naya Rivera’s death has affected him, admitting, “I’m still kind of coming to terms with it. I think quarantine has made everything foggy for all of us. It’s one of those things I have to wake up every morning and remind myself that it happened.”

Chris added, “She was an incredible person. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her, truly, which is rare for me.”

Sharing how he wants people to remember her, he said, “I think people have been remembering her the way that I would want her to be remembered… as a smart, funny, talented, wonderful mother.”

He continued, “When you are a part of a show like ‘Glee’… you get worried that you’ll be remembered as the character you played on TV and not who you were as a person. I really think people have genuinely really nailed her. She was all these wonderful things. Being so close to her, it’s wonderful to see that… Her soul shined through.”

On a lighter note, Chris is also ready for Halloween, as was apparent from his background during the video interview. “I’m obsessed with Halloween… It’s gay Christmas.”

He’s getting his costume ready, too! “I think I am going to do a repeat, though I don’t think I am going to go full-out, 'cause there’s nowhere to go.”

“A Tale of Witchcraft” drops September 29.

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