Before heading to the Emmys to give an emotional tribute to her co-star Cory Monteith, Jane spoke exclusively to HollywoodLife.com about the impact Cory had on set and off.
While Glee fans lost Finn Hudson, the quarterback, when Cory Monteith passed away, the cast lost their quarterback too, Jane Lynch explained to HollywoodLife.com at the Variety & Women In Film Pre-Emmy Event presented by Yoplait Greek on Sept. 20.
Jane Lynch: Finn Was ‘The Quarterback’ For The ‘Glee’ Cast
“He was the quarterback on the show and the quarterback within the cast,” Jane told us at the Variety & Women In Film Pre-Emmy Event presented by Yoplait Greek and sponsored by Ciroc. “The episode is equally about him and the Finn Hudson character — which was an amazing character. He was and always will be remembered.”
Jane, who was celebrating her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Sue Sylvester, is set to remember her co-star with a tribute at the awards on Sept. 22.
Glee is nominated for four Emmys this year.
Jane Reveals Cory Had ‘One Of The Biggest Hearts’
Just a few days after Cory passed away, Jane spoke with Jay Leno about the shocking death and the impact it had.
“Cory’s one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light,” she told Jay. “He was one of those guys that, you know, he knew he was breathing rarified air, the gifts that this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift and he was quite generous. He was one of those adventurous types of those people. I always admired how he would get up, you know, he would fly to Mexico, he’d throw parties for his friends. I don’t think he left one day un-lived. He was a real bright light in our family and we’ve lost a really great guy.”
She added that he was an all-around good guy who really cared about others.
“He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid [whose] last wish was to meet him,” she said. “That’s just the kind of guy he was. Just a real giver.”
We’re sure that her tribute at the Emmys will be emotional and touching.
— Emily Longeretta, Reporting by Russ Weakland