I think we should just go ahead and declare this the Decade of Jane Lynch. The Glee star’s supposed over-night success only took 30 years, 60 movies and 70 TV roles. But now, finally, the actress’ charm has won over pretty much all of America (and beyond). Now it’s even won over interviewer extraordinaire Katie Couric.
The CBS Evening News host had Jane on her online show @katiecouric to talk about her career, Glee, being out and more in a 30-minute relaxed chat. Katie practically gushes at the start of the interview calling Jane “friendly and outgoing,” before confessing that she was a little scared at first because of her Sue Sylvester persona. But instead what Katie received is the full Jane Lynch charm offensive.
Of course, it’s easy to see why Katie would be such a smitten kitten. From joking about her love of getting her makeup done (“Oooh, they’re going to brush my hair!”) to sharing her excitement about her wedding next month and revealing Glee’s winning formula (“three acts of snark and the final act of sweet.), Jane is a delight to watch. In fact, you should really watch the whole thing. I’ll wait, don’t worry.
See? Jane is just delightful as ever. The world really is her oyster at this point. A few of the highlights.
On the Glee writers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan:
On being gay:
The Newsweek controversy:
On being out in Hollywood:
On people who can’t accept gays:
Oh, Jane. Perhaps I was too hasty in calling for that decade — how about a millennium instead? I think this week’s Entertainment Weekly has it almost exactly right on their cover. But instead of “The Crazy Genius of Sue Sylvester,” it should read “The Crazy Genius of Jane Lynch.”
So, who else is embarrassingly smitten along with Katie? Raise your hands. Don’t be shy. Mine’s been up for years.