Police Called to Glee Star Chris Colfer’s Book Signing — But Why?
We knew that Chris Colfer (Kurt) was popular, judging by his fame from Glee and the unquestioned success of his Land of Stories book series. But who knew he was so popular that police needed to be called to control the crowds at his book signings?
Chris — whose most recent book, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns, made the New York Times Best Seller list after debuting in August — appeared on The Queen Latifah Show this week, and she asked him about reports that police have been called to book signings for his Land of Stories series.
“There have been a couple of police calls,” Chris admits. He then quips, “Children’s literature is real rough these days.”
So is there actually a dangerous crowd coming to these book signings? You never know, but Chris appears to chalk it up to a numbers issue. And he also has his own theory as to why police show up to these events.
“For one, it’s just for crowd control because I have a lot of people that come to the signings,” Chris explains. “Also, I think it’s just because a lot of the cops have kids that are Glee fans. They just wanna come and bring their kid to the signing.”
Queen Latifah then does a hilarious impression of a deep-voiced cop asking for an autograph, and Chris agrees that it would be hard to refuse such a request. “How do you say no to a cop with cuffs?” he asks.
Given that Chris recently signed a deal to publish a whopping three more books in the series, we’re thinking those cops are about to stay mighty busy.