Asked about last week’s revelation that original castmembers Heather Morris (who plays Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) won’t be returning to the Fox musical dramedy as series regulars, Lynch remains philosophical.
“That’s the nature of portraying a realistic view of high school: Kids graduate. They move on,” explains the multiple Emmy nominee, who’s busy promoting her new series Hollywood Game Night (premiering July 11 at 10/9c on NBC). “I like that we’re following some of the kids to New York where they’re trying to make it as actors and actresses. But the show will evolve, and when a show evolves that means you have to let some people go, and let some storylines go, so that you can pursue new ones.”
And what new storylines might be in store for Lynch’s irascible cheerleading coach, who ended Season 4 getting banned from the McKinley campus after saying she accidentally fired a gun at school (a lie that protected her favorite student Becky, who has Down Syndrome and was the real culprit in the accidental shooting)? Lynch says she has yet to see any Season 5 scripts, but knows she’ll “figure in the plot somehow, since I am coming back. But how will I be allowed back? Your guess is as good as mine.”
Could Lynch envision a scenario where Sue winds up in New York City, along with Rachel, Kurt and Santana? “It doesn’t matter what I envision — it’s what they come up with,” she explains. “And they’ve come up with some really interesting things for me [in the past]. I wouldn’t be surprised. It wouldn’t shock me. But I certainly haven’t heard anything about it.”
One thing Lynch says she is sure of is that she can stick with both Glee and Hollywood Game Night if the latter becomes a hit for NBC: ”It’ll take a little logistical juggling — but we’ll make it work.”
“I’ll definitely making up for lost time in the episode we’re currently shooting, and then I’ll be around for the rest of the season,” Naya said during the Fox TCA Party last night. And despite the fact she’s been absent for much of the season so far, she has appreciated the way the show has changed.
“I was excited,” Naya said of receiving this season’s scripts. “I love the new format, I love all of the new kids they’ve brought on to McKinley. It allows the character [Santana] to grow and that’s important.”
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2013 is already looking confident, powerful and self-assured — or is that just the way that Glee‘s Sue “C”s it?
We’re assuming the take-charge coach just figured she could fulfill everyone’s duties better than they could, hence her impression of Kurt, Will, Rachel, Brittany, Blaine and Artie in the exclusive art below.
Take a peek, then hit the comments: What are you most looking forward to when the musical series returns to Fox on Thursday, Jan. 24 (9/8c)?
If you thought Sue Sylvester couldn’t aim any lower in her never-ending war against New Directions, think again. In the following, very spoilery clip from this Thursday’s episode of Glee, entitled “Swan Song,” the hard-charging Cheerios coach co-opts the show choir’s high-ceilinged rehearsal space for her own absurd uses, and in the process, defaces the plaque commemorating the work of the group’s late former coach Lillian Adler.
But don’t for a second think Sue is going to claim her new territory without a fight — not while New Directions’ interim advisor Finn Hudson is still able to draw air into his lungs.
Jane Lynch introducing Matthew Morrison performing a medley of Elton John’s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters / Rocket Man” at Trevor Live at the Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012.
Finn and Sue battle over his comments about her baby