Despite her amazing ability to play antagonistic character parts, Jane Lynch is actually (at least over the phone) a very down-to-earth, kind person. When I met the kids of Glee earlier this summer, they were unanimous in saying that they adored watching Lynch work, but often were unable to keep their laughter quiet, and cited her as a role model. “Really? That’s sweet of them,” she said, and then went on to praise the young actors in turn for their enthusiasm and dedication.
“These kids are having the time of their lives,” she said. “They’re wonderful to watch … they don’t take anything for granted.” She’s equally as effusive with her praise with the writers and producers, describing them as “always pitch-perfect.” Lynch says she’s having a great time being a regular on a show instead of constantly guest staring everywhere. “It’s lovely to have somewhere to hang my hat,” she said. “It’s nice to finally get to watch a character develop… I was looking for that.” Plus, she’s a fan of her costume of permanent track suits. “Really,” she said, “Do you know how wonderful it is to get to work and put your pajamas back on?”