Sean Hayes Shares the Inspiration for His New Children’s Book “Plum”

The actor's debut picture book is out now.

Will & Grace star Sean Hayes has added author to his resume with the release of his new children’s book Plum.

Hayes and his co-author and husband, Scott Icenogle, promoted the book on Good Morning America Monday (November 26) and explained how the two came up with the book’s concept.

Plum is a book that [my husband] Scotty and I wrote,” said the actor. “It’s how the Sugar Plum Fairy got her wings. What we have in common is a creativeness, a love for music…I was obsessed with The Nutcracker and found out he was, too. And so we were like ’This is an insane story…so where do these characters come from? Let’s do an origins story!'”


The couple says they hope to do more stories inspired by The Nutcracker characters in the future.

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