Jane Lynch on why Simon Cowell is inspiration for Glee’s Sue

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.

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The US star – who picked a Golden Globe for her Glee role at the glittering awards on Sunday – joked that the Cheerios coach is part British, and inspired by the famous media mogul.

‘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.’

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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!’

Can you see Simon Cowell in Glee’s Sue Sylvester? Let us know in the comments box below.

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