Jane Lynch is one of the biggest TV stars in the world, no
question about it: an Emmy-winning, Emmy-presenting household name
and yet openly lesbian with a wife and a daughter and a "take no
shit" attitude, which is partly her and partly Sue Sylvester, the
super-bitch PE teacher she plays in global smash Glee.
DIVA met Jane in the smart L'Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills to
talk about the third series of Glee, her new book and her new
happiness. She looked and smelt like a tall glass of something cool
DIVA:The whole Glee thing must have completely changed
Jane Lynch: Glee has really resonated with kids and adults in a
way I don't think a television show has before. And I think it all
has to do with having a place in your life where you're accepted
for who you are and loved and actually celebrated for what makes
you different. As far as the attention I get, it has changed.
People honk me in Beverly Hills. It's lovely. Actually, it's lovely
if you have make-up on.
And you have a book…
It's called Happy Accidents and it's a memoir. I started from the
point of view of if you had that opportunity to talk to yourself
when you were 20, what would you say? And I would, first of all,
shake myself by the shoulders: "Get rid of the perm! And just
relax!" I was always a worrier, full of anxiety. In the book I kind
of map my journey to where I am today at 51 years old, where I can
tell you that I want to be nowhere else but right here. I'm very
happy with the present moment.
Read the rest of this interview in the March 2012 issue
of DIVA, on sale from 2 February
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