February 2nd, 2011
12:39 PM ET
"Glee's" Coach Sue Sylvester isn't afraid to keep it real, and now the actress who portrays her, Jane Lynch, is doing the same.
According to the New York Times, the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress is penning a memoir, "Happy Accidents."
The book, due out in September, will cover Lynch's career, including her work with the Second City improv troupe and films like “Best in Show” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Lynch will also share her struggles with alcoholism and her homosexuality, and reveal her personal connection to Coach Sue.
“Sue Sylvester didn’t come out of a vacuum,” she tells the Times. “She’s someone that lives very deeply in me. I kind of liked that shaming, vengeful energy during different periods of my life. I was in therapy and I was complaining about somebody not following the rules, and my therapist basically started laughing at me and said, ‘You must write a monologue about this, because it’s hilarious stuff.’”
Much of the memoir was inspired by speeches Lynch, 50, has given since "Glee" became a hit. To prepare for the engagements, she often pondered what she would tell her teenage self.
“There’s just so much I think I could encapsulate in one phrase: don’t suffer. You’re going to be unsure, you’re not going to have confidence, you’re going to feel like the parade is passing you by," she says. "And you can feel all of that, but the mental component of suffering doesn’t have to be there. And if I could go back in time, that’s what I would love to tell myself. You don’t have to sweat it.”
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