Jane Lynch is about to get her funny on when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” next season. “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy confirmed the rumor on Tuesday night in New York City at the “Eat Pray Love” premiere.
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Murphy at the premiere and he confirmed reports that Emmy-nominated Lynch will be onboard to helm an “SNL” episode in October. “I notified her by accident,” Murphy said. ” ’Saturday Night Live’ called to say, ’Would you give us Jane for a week in October?’ We just don’t do that, but for Lorne Michaels, I said yes.”
Murphy then quickly texted his star to let her know she’d have to spend some time in New York City later this fall. “I said, ’Lady, you’re doing ’Saturday Night Live,’ ” Murphy explained. “And she literally wrote back, ’What are you talking about?’ I think we’re all going to go to see her and support her.”
However, a rep for “Saturday Night Live” told MTV News via email that “We haven’t confirmed any hosts or musical guests yet.”
Until then, Lynch will be turning the lives of the Gleeks upside down as Sue Sylvester on the new season of “Glee” when it kicks off in September. So, what will her character be up to? Well, even Lynch is in the dark. “I don’t know! I have no idea!” Lynch, who very comically parodied Madonna’s “Vogue” last season, told MTV News last month. “I haven’t even seen a script and I don’t have any idea!”
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