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Watch: Katie Couric's Mega-Chat with Jane 'Sue Sylvester' Lynch


Katie Couric interviewed Jane Lynch for 30 minutes on @Katie Couric. 

Lynch also says she draws on an acting teacher she used to call "the dragon lady" when she plays Sue Sylvester and discusses why Sue's such a mean bitch.

Lynch talks about Madonna's reaction and praise for her and Chris Colfer in the Madonna episode:  "Chris and I held each other tenderly, we were so touched by it."

There's also a short clip from the interview in which Couric asks Lynch about Ramin Setoodeh's Newsweek interview. Says Lynch: "I play straight people all the time and nobody's upset about it."

Do you worry at all about the impact of being so open about your sexuality?

I have Ellen DeGeneres, and Melissa Etheridge, and, uh, all of them to thank for kind of paving the way. Rosie O'Donnell. So, it's not such a big deal anymore. You know what, I really don't think about it. It's not like I have a strategy of how I'm going to deal with my orientation. I'm kind of just very open about who I am and I'm more than just is just one aspect of who I am and I would like it to be viewed that way for everybody."


Lynch on gay actors playing straight:

The best moments of Sue Sylvester!

The full interview:

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  1. I love Jane!!

    Posted by: Derek | May 19, 2010 8:40:38 AM

  2. Stellar interview by a classy, talented woman.

    Posted by: Geoff M | May 19, 2010 10:01:18 AM

  3. I met Jane at the spring preview for GLEE at the Grove last month. She is a wonderful in person.
    This whole "gays can't play straights" is just an avenue for the Newsweek writer to create a stir for himself.
    Jane Lynch is classy, genuine woman who I am happy to say is on our side of the fence.

    Posted by: JoeyO'H | May 19, 2010 10:20:33 AM

  4. Squee!

    Posted by: RP | May 19, 2010 3:20:28 PM

  5. Katie's taking on that Suze Orman pulled-too-tight look that includes the blazing white teeth....I'm just saying.

    Posted by: steve | May 22, 2010 9:15:05 PM

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