What's it like to play over-the-top cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the new Fox hit Glee?
"It's so delicious," raves actress Jane Lynch. "There's something about [her]. I've played arrogant people before, but the levels and lengths she goes to, it's so entertaining and fun."
Sometimes it's almost too much fun. "The writers love pushing it," says Lynch. "In the first draft, they always go too far. It's like, 'I can't talk about skinning a cat!' " Still, sometimes she wishes the first draft bits would stick. "There have been a couple that I was sorry to lose," she says.
So what can fans expect for the season? A softer side of Sue, for one. "Her heart will be touched by somebody," Lynch reveals. "We learn a little bit about her family life and she's humanized a bit. But then, of course, that quickly goes away because she returns to her wicked ways.