Glee's Chris Colfer Dishes on His 16th (!) Book, A Tale of Witchcraft

By Allison Crist Sep 30, 2020 7:52 PMTags

Chris Colfer is most known for his iconic role as Kurt Hummel on Glee, but he's also an author—and it's safe to say you'll be adding his latest novel to your 2020 must-read list.

He's currently rolling out his 16th (!) book, A Tale of Witchcraft, and he stopped by Wednesday, Sept. 30's Daily Pop to tell E! co-host Carissa Culiner all about it.

According to Colfer, A Tale of Witchcraft is "a mystical story about witches and magic and this evil clan of men called the Righteous Brotherhood who try to exterminate magic."

However, there's much more to the book than meets the eye.

"Everything is an allegory for hate and fear and mental health," Colfer added. "So if I do my job well, I hope it helps parents have conversations with their kids about mental health and about depression; conversations that I'm sure a lot of parents are having right now."

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On Daily Pop, Colfer also spoke about his Glee co-star Naya Rivera, who tragically passed away in July at just 33 years old.

Though his character often clashed with Rivera's Santana Lopez, the two became good friends—he once described her as his "cool older sister"—in real life. 

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Colfer reflected on this friendship, revealing one of his favorite things the actress used to do when he was in need of cheering up.

"A lot of people probably don't know this," he explained. "But Naya had the most incredible impressions and she was always, always ready to give you one if you were in a bad mood."

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His favorite impression of Rivera's?

Well, it's very specific: "She had this one of Kim Kardashian on jury duty."

Colfer said it would "always make me belly laugh whenever I needed one." 

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Watch the complete interview with Chris Colfer on Daily Pop in the above clip!