The hilarious star has revealed she based her famous character on X Factor’s Mr Nasty
Straight talking Sue Sylvester is not someone we’d like to mess with. And now we know why. Hilarious Glee star Jane Lynch has revealed she based the character on a certain famous X Factor judge. Yes, it’s Simon Cowell.
‘I think Sue Sylvester has British in her. I think the US look at the British as a race that tells it how it is,’ Jane told The Sun.
‘And if ever there was a guy who tells it like it is, then it’s Simon Cowell. You could definitely look at Sue and say there’s a lot of Simon in her.
‘He’s a great inspiration for the character of Sue – there is a lot that I can take from him and put into her.
‘Just like him, she says what she wants because she can – there is nobody there to tell either of them to stop.’
And that’s not all. Jane even revealed she would like to see her alter ego Sue take up a place on the X Factor judging panel.
‘People have asked me, “What about having Sue on The X Factor? How would she do?”’ she joked.
‘I think she’d be fantastic – and there would be a few contestants reduced to tears.
‘It can never happen, though. Simon and Sue on the same judging panel will never work in a million years – there’s only room for one ego on the show!’
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