When Jane Lynch arrived in Los Angeles in 1992, she walked the Hollywood Walk of Fame with her parents to take a photo of herself with the star of her favorite actress, Greta Garbo. On Wednesday, Sept. 4, Lynch got the chance to have her photo taken with her own star on the Walk of Fame.
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy and director Christopher Guest, who worked with Lynch in "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," both gave a speech at the ceremony and recalled how they first met Lynch.
During her speech, Lynch reminisced about running into Guest for the first time in 1999 and said her "Glee" character Sue Sylvester was "the role of a lifetime."
OTRC.com correspondent Jacob Burch talked with Lynch after the ceremony and the actress revealed how Sue would act if she got the star and why she was happy to have a career in comedy.
"Coach Sue would be holding it [the star plaque] up over her head like, 'Yeah losers! This is what a winner looks like,'" Lynch joked. "But, Jane Lynch is much more humble."
Lynch added that she was still numb about getting her star and said, "I am in the moment and experiencing it. It's really humbling and it also makes me feel very good about myself."
"I'm really touched that Chris Guest and Ryan Murphy came out here to speak on my behalf because when I met both of them in 1999, separately, I had a feeling if I stuck around them and if they let me hang out with them, good things would happen for me and they have," Lynch added.
Lynch received her honor weeks after the death of her "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith. When Burch asked about Lynch building a career on making people laugh, the actress said, "You know, there's nothing better than laughter and [sigh] boy, we could use laughter now."
"Life can be tough sometimes and to see the humor and the irony and the humanity is so important so I'm really happy to be a funny person today," she added.
Reporting by Jacob Burch, correspondent for KABC Television's entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).