This season on Glee, the audience has seen two different sides of Sue Sylvester; the side where she’s terribly mean and is shooting off some of the funniest one-liners on the show, and she has also shown a softer side when visiting her sister in the rest home. Lynch filled us in about which side of Sue we would be seeing Sunday night.
“Sue Sylvester is a little bored with her routine, even though she has kids riding around on BMX bikes and jumping through fire. And this one routine with Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” she wants to top herself, so she finds out there’s a human cannon in town, she buys it, and wants to shoot Brittany out of it,” Lynch said.
“[Figgins] doesn’t allow it, and she has a hissy fit. She has two hissy fits where she just rips two rooms apart. So, it was definitely Sue Sylvester on the warpath.”
Lynch did comment that she likes playing the different sides of Sue to show some variety with her character.
“I like for Sue Sylvester to be firing on all cylinders. I don’t like to stick to one thing for too long, and the writers make sure of that, which is great,” she said.
“She’s a human being. She has all different colors to her. But, as long as I keep it rooted in some truth, anything can really work. I have to keep it as truthful as possible at any given moment, whether I’m ranting or helping somebody out.”
She later discussed what she thinks is the motivation behind Sue’s disdain for the Glee Club. It seems that Sue may not be entirely the token bad guy that she comes off as.
“[Sue’s] looking for that next fight, and sometimes it’s that fight to get these people to stand up for themselves, instead of being so weak and wussy. And other times, yes, it’s to destroy the Glee Club], because they threaten her spotlight in the Cheerios that she works so hard to make a world-class cheerleading squad. She doesn’t want anything in their light, but I think she’s always looking for a formidable enemy,” Lynch explained.