Jane Lynch on saying goodbye to Glee and paying one final tribute to Cory Monteith
Actress Jane Lynch has opened up about saying goodbye to Glee.
Cast members filmed their last ever episode of the hit musical programme earlier this month and she explained that the cast members paid one final tribute to Cory Monteith, who died in 2013.
Jane, who plays coach Sue Sylvester, has featured as a series regular since its pilot in 2009.
"This last season they’ve really pulled out all the stops. I love it," she told Us Weekly. "The stuff with Dot-Marie Jones — the transgender character, everything she went through. I think they’re going to be very impactful. I think they worked for the audience and shooting them was a real delight."
"The show has been mind-blowing for forward-thinking. It’s nice to not get up on a soap box, but to do it through the show," Lynch continued. "It’s good to have really hated characters that you love at the end and characters that are so good you want to spank them. Matt Morrison’s character is like that, he’s so lovely and he’s just like that in real life."
The 54-year-old comedy star said the last few months have been bittersweet as they close the McKinley chapter in their lives.
"It’s been really sad, it’s all over now," she continued to the magazine. "I wasn’t expecting it to be what it was, it felt very right that it was over and we really celebrated it. We celebrated every cast member one at a time."
"We all remember Cory everyday, one of the best guys I’ve known," Lynch said. "We all still remember and love him everyday. I love the whole cast and I’ll see them in life, but when the show ends you won’t see them like you used to. Everyone is going to go on with their lives."
Earlier this month, her co-star Chris Colfer, who played Kurt Hummel also since the beginning, said it was an emotional experience.
“Oh, my God. Well, we just wrapped it last night and tears were flowing like blood in a red wedding," he confessed to ET Online at an Oscars after-party on Sunday night. "I wasn’t even expecting it to be so emotional, but it was pretty emotional.”
Glee was Chris’ first foray into television and over the years he has learned a lot. But despite building up a wealth of experience, he still can’t get his head around the fact he will never be returning to the William McKinley High School set.
"You know, it was the first time I had ever wrapped a show. So hearing the series wrap on my name was really interesting,” he added.