Chris Colfer Describes His Latest Fantasy Novel From the 'Land of Stories' Series

Actor and New York Times bestselling author discusses his lifelong love of fantasy, as well as "Glee" and other upcoming acting projects.
4:28 | 07/07/15

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Number one, "The New York times" best-selling author and golden globe award winning actor Chris Colfer and our friend, by the way, so good to see you. You too. Is with us because the fourth book in his series "The land of stories" "Beyond the kingdoms" is now available in stores and online and I was just saying to you, Chris Colfer, number one on "The New York times" best-seller's list. Incredible. Thank you. I just found out yesterday that we've now sold over a million copies, which is crazy. Crazy. All for a series not just one book but a series that you began concocting as a little boy. Yeah, I was 7 when I came up with the idea because I just loved fairy teas and so desperately wanted to jump in the book and join them all. There I am with my sister. You were thinking about -- Yes. I survived that photo shoot. I had the story in me since I was a kid and finally publishing it. Your first editor was grandmother. Yes and she was the toughest editor I've ever had. Really. When I was little I tried writing it and would write one chapter would be one page and give her the one page and if she liked it she would keep it and put it in a stack. If she didn't she would tell me to do better. Did she give you advice you've kept to this day as an author. Yes, the best advice she ever gave me was wait till I was done with elementary school to consider myself a failed writer. That's nice. Yeah. Good advice. Keeps you humble. Yeah, right. So tell me a little or tell our audience because my -- thank you. You've always given me the books. My daughter pounds through them. Not little but so packed with adventures. For those who have not yet enjoyed them you have a unique take on the traditional fairy tale. Yes, yes, the series is about a pair of twins that goes in the fairy tale world and meets all the famous characters and this book they go into the world of literature meeting peter pan and the red queen and robin hood and I think it's just a big fantasy adventure series for kids that like to be entertained while they read. So I have to imagine that there's got to be some interest at least on your part for bringing these stories to life on the screen. Actually when I first started I was completely against the movie because I just wanted this to be a celebration about Reading and storytelling and a film was the last thing on my agenda. But now -- I mean I never expected it to become as successful as it's become and all the little kids really want a movie so we're in talks now. Live action or animated. I could do either. I think the little kids really want to see it come to life rather than an animated movie but I'll take either. Yeah, absolutely. But can you take a little trivia challenge? Let's go over to the game show set. Here we go. Chris Colfer, you are your competition today is a fairy tale fanatic also mother-to-be so she must know all about fairy tales. Miss ginger zee. Like to be a princess today. You are our princess always, my love. This is called fairy tale trivia takedown. It's a family game. You're going to go up against ginger. I'll of course the question. First person to buzz in gets the chance to win, next can try it. Here we go. We're going to start simply. Which vegetable is placed under a mattress can ruin a decent night's sleep. Chris Colfer. A pea. Oh, Chris Colfer, you're good. What did you expect? "The New York times" best-selling author. I didn't know this was working. Number two, which princess definitely didn't need hair extension. Rapunzel. Two people. So ginger and baby have one and Chris has one. Which princess danced her hours in the most uncomfortable footwear. Cinderella. Yes, indeed. Obviously. And this is a big one, name all seven of snow white's dill friends. Chris Colfer. Woe, Disney, that's not -- Disney -- well, okay, oh, god. Sleepy, bashful, grumpy, dopey, happy. One minute. I officially -- declare you the king, the queen of fairy tale stories. It is out now.

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