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Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction

Chris Colfer recounts auditioning for the hit show Glee, and how his distaste for reality led to his best-selling Young Adult series, The Land of Stories. Then we quiz him on unlikely fan fiction.
Chris Colfer on Ask Me Another. Source: Mike Katzif

In 2008, when Chris Colfer was offered a part written specifically for him--that of openly-gay teen Kurt Hummel on the FOX series -- there were very few characters like his on network television. It was a risky role to take. "I was

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