Jane Lynch Says Glee Season Five Cast Changes Are Realistic
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.06.2013
It is set in a high school...
In an interview with TV Line, Jane Lynch said that the cast changes for Glee season five are reflective of the fact it is set in a high school. It was announced last week that Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) won't be back as series regulars.
Lynch said: "That's the nature of portraying a realistic view of high school: Kids graduate. They move on. I like that we're following some of the kids to New York where they're trying to make it as actors and actresses. But the show will evolve, and when a show evolves that means you have to let some people go, and let some storylines go, so that you can pursue new ones."
She also talked about where her character Sue Sylvester will end up after saying she accidentally fired a gun at school, which was a lie to protect her favorite student Becky (who has Down Syndrome and actually fired the gun). She said she knows she'll "figure in the plot somehow, since I am coming back. But how will I be allowed back? Your guess is as good as mine."
When asked if she envisions Sue going to New York with Rachel, Kurt and Santana, she replied: "It doesn't matter what I envision — it's what they come up with. And they've come up with some really interesting things for me [in the past]. I wouldn't be surprised. It wouldn't shock me. But I certainly haven't heard anything about it."
She was promoting her new show Hollywood Game Night, which premieres July 11 on NBC at 10 PM ET. When asked if she can juggle both shows, she said: "It'll take a little logistical juggling — but we'll make it work."