Glee star Jane Lynch said she is ready for whatever happens in the musical comedy’s final season.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed that Glee will be ending next season. Murphy also said the series finale was “designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story.” After Cory Monteith’s death in July, however, he was left to figure out how to rework the finale.
“I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was – he was in it. I knew what the last line was – she said it to him,” Murphy said. “So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”
Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester, told Entertainment Weekly she had an idea of what she wanted for her character’s “happy ending.”
“I really wanted to see her be principal, and I didn’t even pitch that to Ryan,” she said. “I thought her stepping up to being principal would be a new life for her, and it has become one.”
Lynch added, “When she was the Cheerios coach, she was always trying to win and be number one, and now she can relax because she actually is in a place of authority. There’s a restfulness to her that wasn’t there before.”
The 53-year-old Emmy winner also said she would return if Glee got another season, and if Ryan Murphy wanted her to come back.
“I have great equanimity about it going on for another year or not. It’s been a great experience and if we get two more seasons out of it, that’s really great,” she said. “And I don’t know what he wants to do yet but I’m on board with whatever Ryan Murphy wants me to do. Anytime he invites me to do something, my answer is yes.”
It was recently rumored that Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Barry, could be getting her own spinoff. Jane Lynch said she thought it was a “brilliant idea,” but she didn’t know if Michele wanted to continue to play the character.
“… But she’s a powerhouse and she’s so good,” she said. “I’d build a show around her too if I could!”