Sorry, Dancing With the Stars fans, but it looks like we’ll never get to see Jane Lynch in the ballroom!
Though watching the former Glee star perform the Cha Cha, Salsa, Rumba and more may seem like a fun experience for viewers, Lynch tells ET she doesn’t think she’ll ever be up for the challenge.
“I can’t be shown how to dance,” Lynch, 59, explained to ET’s Keltie Knight at a press junket for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Monday. “If someone says, ‘Step, ball, change’ … I’m gone! It’s not for me.”
“You know what? I’m almost 60 f**king years old!” added Lynch, who will celebrate the milestone birthday on July 14, 2020. “I don’t wanna dance, and I don’t have to!”
Even Lynch’s longtime pal, Kate Flannery (who competed on season 28 at the age of 55 with pro Pasha Pashkov) couldn’t convince her to put on a pair of ballroom shoes.
“It was great for her. It’s not great for Jane,” she exclaimed. “It’s the dancing! Maybe Skating With the Stars...”
While fans won’t be seeing Lynch on DWTS anytime soon, you can catch her as Sophie Lennon on the new season of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, debuting Dec. 6 on Amazon Prime Video.
“It’s the best,” she said of playing the complex character. “She’s just racked with insecurity and it manifests itself in entitlement, in a smugness. Just always on the verge of saying, ‘Why doesn’t anybody love me?’ I have to say, I love doing that.”
Teasing what’s to come in season three, Lynch said that “Sophie Lennon has decided that she wants to leave Sophie from Queens behind.”
“I think a lot of it has to do with Midge [Rachel Brosnahan] showing that you don’t have to base yourself by doing a character like that,” she shared. “And [she] decided she’s going to go for exercising her theatrical chops, which, according to her, are quite prodigious. So I think that’s probably what’s going to be explored.”
In the meantime, watch the video below to hear which of Flannery’s former co-stars from The Office she could see joining the dance competition show someday.
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