‘Glee’ star Chris Colfer inspires teenagers during Naperville bookstore
Casey Cogan came all a approach from Canada to accommodate her statue — and she brought gifts.
The Ontario native, 17, wants Chris Colfer to know that no matter what life brings him, his fans will always be there to support him.
And so to send a message, Cogan bought a “Glee” star a ring engraved with a difference “Our Inspiration” since she listened Colfer, who is gay, contend in an talk that he never suspicion matrimony was an choice until recently and that in a destiny he wants a ring on his finger.
But Cogan didn’t stop there. She also set adult a website where 365 fans submitted art and wrote a reasons since they adore him — one for any day of a year. The ensuing scrapbook took her 5 months to put together though was unequivocally value it, she said.
“He’s only finished so most for us,” Cogan said. “I wanted to do something privately to give behind to him and to uncover him how most he means to me and to so many people.”
Cogan was one of 600 fans who came to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville on Thursday night to see a actor best famous for his purpose as Kurt Hummel on “Glee” benefaction his new book, “The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell.”
The novel is directed during middle-school readers and tells a story of twins Alex and Conner Bailey, who, by a puzzling powers of a loving storybook, leave their universe behind and find themselves face-to-face with a witches, wolves, goblins and trolls they grew adult reading about.
“I consider it’ll be engaging to see his essay impression since we haven’t gotten a possibility to,” pronounced 18-year-old Gabrielle Wojtyna of Winfield.
Carol Stream proprietor Karen Suarez, 18, pronounced it’s moving for Colfer’s fans to see him examination with other projects, including a arriving eccentric film “Struck by Lightning,” that he wrote, constructed and acted in.
“He’s unequivocally not sitting back,” Suarez said. “He’s going after his dreams, and that’s something unequivocally excellent and something that kids can unequivocally demeanour adult to.”
In third deteriorate culmination of “Glee,” Colfer’s impression was among a graduates of William McKinley High School. But fans wish a transition will lead to improved things for Kurt Hummel.
“I wish him to have a idea and a dream and to finally get that,” Wojtyna said. “Every time he wants something, they take it divided from him.”
Suarez pronounced Colfer is an impulse to LGBT girl who don’t see many certain portrayals of people like themselves in a media.
“He’s unequivocally inspirational,” she said. “It unequivocally helps a lot of LGBT girl that don’t have a lot of purpose models to see someone like themselves on TV.”
Bartlett local Tara Retondo, 18, pronounced Colfer’s possess practice with bullying have been a proclivity for her.
“He’s my inspiration,” she said. “I was means to get by high propagandize since of him, and he does that for everyone.”