Jane Lynch On Fallon’s Grope and Her New ‘Glee’ Nemesis

by | September 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM | Late Night, TV News

Newly-minted Emmy winner Jane Lynch stopped by ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ last night to talk about her new arch-nemesis on ‘Glee’ as well as her provocative moment in the opening number at the Emmys wherein she let Jimmy Fallon grope her for comic effect.

“I was more nervous about that than anything else,” Lynch said about the dance number, claiming that concern trumped coming up with a speech for her win. Of course, Leno really wanted to know about the bit where she sang the “Strap your hands ‘cross my engines” line of “Born to Run,” which prompted her to put Fallon’s hands on her chest.

“That was not my idea, but I was like ‘sure, I would love to have Jimmy Fallon caressing my breasts,’” she answered. “Who wouldn’t? Come on! You just get your script and you go ‘okay, that’s what I’m doing in this beat, that’s fine.’”

As far as the new developments on ‘Glee’: “We have a new football coach. Her name is Coach Beiste,” she said, and that’s pronounced “beast.” “She’s 6’4″, which gives her four inches on me, and she’s large and intimidating but she has an Achilles’ heel – she’s a very, very sensitive girl. I love this character. The pathos is just amazing. She wears red lipstick and every once in a while you see tears going down her cheeks. Her feelings get hurt very easily, so of course Sue Sylvester goes after her.”

She also asked fellow guest Justin Timberlake for advice on her upcoming gig hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and how nervous he was before going on for that monologue. He confirmed that he was petrified, but added “what is so crazy about it is that it’s over before you know it. An hour and a half just goes like that. You’re literally running so fast, and you’re changing clothes faster than Cher could dream of.”