Glee star Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Monday. She told him of growing up wishing she was a boy and taking topless bike rides through the neighbourhood.
Lynch is a major character in the Fox hit show, Glee. Now she is working on her new memoir, Happy Accidents, with her wife Lara Embry. She revealed that during the writing process Embry learned quite a few quirky things about her spouse.
“I wanted to be a boy!” a laughing Lynch revealed to Kimmel.
She was well into her teens, she said, while she was still riding her bicycle topless around the neighborhood, just like the boys. She liked the freedom and saw no reason to cover up her body any more than the boys did.
Jane Lynch, who hosted the Emmys this year, said she would hide in her father’s closet and wear his clothes and pretend to be drinking a Martini.
“I wanted to be Don Draper – it was the mid 60s!” she said.
In speaking in her interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Lynch reminisced about childhood Halloweens when she would always choose to wear a boy-oriented outfit. Her dressing up outfits over the years included a “pirate,” a “hobo,” and a “ghost who wore a tie.”
“I knew how to tie a tie before the boys did!” she boasted.