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Jane Lynch narrates a new video—featuring a candid interview with President Obama—about the progress LGBT Americans have made over the last three and a half years.
This evening “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes comedian, actress, and singer Jane Lynch to the program, for a heartfelt and revealing primetime exclusive.
Joining Piers Morgan for a face to face sit down, the openly gay “Glee” star reveals her reaction to Barack Obama’s recently-voiced support of gay marriage:
“It’s just nice to hear that the guy who’s sitting at the – in the big chair in the big white house believes – supports me and my family.”
Recently recognized as one of the “10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz” by POWER UP films, Lynch married her wife Lara in 2010, and together they have two daughters. Asked about facing bigotry and homophobia, Lynch’s response features candor and humor:
“If there’s anything wrong with me, it has nothing to do with my orientation,” she tells the host. “I’ve got a lot of flaws. But being gay isn’t one of them.”
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Lynch explains the phase in her life when she behaved exactly like her Glee character, Sue Sylvester.
Jane Lynch has taken the acting world by storm with her roles in movies like “The 40 Year old Virgin” and television shows like “Glee.” She stops be “CBS This Morning” to talk about her new book and her enthusiasm for President Obama.
Lynch “Moved” by Obama’s same-sex marriage stance
(CBS News) Actress Jane Lynch recently weighed in on President Obama’s announcement of support for same-sex marriage. She thanked him, via Twitter, for the dignity that the words brought her and her family.
Lynch married clinical psychologist Lara Embry in 2010, and shares in the parenting of Embry’s 10-year-old daughter, Haden.
“I don’t take the debate about gay rights personally sometimes,” Lynch said. “And I took this… I really felt it. It really moved me. It touched me.”
Lynch has won a Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and a People’s Choice Award. But not everyone thought the “Glee” star had what it takes to be a successful actress. When she was a teenager, she received a rejection letter from Universal Studios that said she needed more professional training.
“I think that was kind of a snotty letter,” she said. “But I took as being, ‘It’s on Universal letterhead!’ I was so thrilled! But it was basically… crushing the dreams of a 14-year-old on the south side of Chicago. But, I of course, did not take heed. It kept me going.”
It’s one of the stories in her best-selling memoir, “Happy Accidents,” now out in paperback.
Lynch said acting was in her blood. She said her father had crazy sayings and would sing all day long.
“I do it now,” she said. “I am the walking incarnation of my father. My dad is this Irish-Catholic cut-up. He loved being on stage. He use to do the church shows. He would have been a vaudevillian, if he had been brought up back then.”
Lynch’s mom tried to more tempered approach to the young actress’ dream. She once told her that not everybody is cut out to be an actress.
“I cried from the depth of my soul,” Lynch said.
Lynch and her mother laughed about the moment in the years since.