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When Glee returns in September, Jane Lynch’s character Sue Sylvester will be a whole new woman — a mother.
At the end of season three, the track-suit-wearing cheerleading coach was pregnant with a baby, whom she claimed had a mysterious celebrity father.
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As The Hollywood Reporter reported, when the show returns for season four in September, Sue will have already had her baby.
“She’s now Sue with a baby and a different set of priorities but still can’t help but make fun of everyone as often as possible,” executive producer Ian Brennan said during Glee‘s panel at Comic-Con.
Will being a new mother change her?
“I think the thing is, Sue Sylvester is pretty set in stone with who she is,” Lynch told THR. “She’s your best friend and your worst enemy. When she has something to fight for, she’s never better.”
Lynch spoke to THR before Comedy Central’s roast of Roseanne Barr, which filmed in Hollywood on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lynch served as Roast Master for the annual event, which featured roasters Ellen Barkin, Katey Sagal, Seth Green and Jeffrey Ross.
Lynch says that being a mother to a child will make the already fierce character “like a momma grizzly bear.”
When it comes to who could be the celebrity father of Sue’s baby, executive producers said this news would be revealed in the first half of season four, and promised that it would be quite funny.
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“Who Sue Sylvester thinks is a celebrity and who the rest of the world thinks is a celebrity – you never know – it could be Rod Remington,” Lynch said, referring to the local newscaster on the show (played by Bill A. Jones).
When THR asked Lynch who she would like the father to be if she could choose, Lynch was quick to throw out the name of an English actor.
“Why would I like to work with? Oh, Hugh Dancy. Why not?” she said, referring to the 37-year-old actor whose real-life wife Claire Danes is pregnant with their first child.
Unfortunately for Lynch, Dancy is probably too busy filming NBC’s new show, Hannibal, in which he plays an FBI profiler. The show is an adaptation of Thomas Harris‘ 1981 novel Red Dragon.
Glee’s fourth season premieres in its new night and time slot on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m.
Email: Rebecca.Ford@thr.com; Twitter: @Beccamford
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