Jane Lynch Weighs in on
BY Advocate.com Editors
May 16 2010 6:40 PM ET
Jane Lynch thinks it’s “heroic” what Kristin Chenoweth and Glee creator Ryan Murphy had to say about the Newsweek article suggesting openly gay actors aren’t convincing in straight roles, but she also thinks people have been too harsh on Ramin Setoodeh, the article’s gay writer.
Lynch tells Entertainment Weekly, “The thing is, actors are actors: You can’t play gay any more than you can play somebody who’s Catholic. Aaron Sorkin wrote a wonderful thing in the Huffington Post. I don’t think you have to slap somebody down for making an opinion that you don’t agree with. But I do think what Kristin and Ryan did was so important, and I’m glad that they said it. It doesn’t mean, ‘Off with [Setoodeh's] head.’ But I’m very glad, and I thought it was very heroic what the two of them did.”