Comic actor and Glee star Jane Lynch received the 2,505th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, the latest in a small, but powerful group of LGBT-identified stars who have their own spot on the most sought-after sidewalk in Hollywood.
Speakers at Lynch’s ceremony included Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who gave Lynch her break in television, and Christopher Guest, who first cast her in Best in Show.
“What I felt about Jane on that first day of work back in the day has remained consistent a decade and a half later,” Murphy said. “She is the hardest working person on the set. She is incredibly upbeat and enthusiastic. She makes everybody better and everybody happier.”
“I stand here today in the preposterous position of receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame because of all of you, and I thank you so much…We’re going to Musso and Frank! We’re going to have a little reception and my family is in town. I have the best friends in the world, and they are my family and we’re all going to hang out. The day is in front of us and we’re all going to seize it. We’re going to seize Jane Lynch day!”
Lynch, who is in the process of a divorce from wife Lara Embry, is quite busy. Besides completing a fifth season of Glee, she told Variety that she will return to host ABC’s Hollywood Game Night, and has two films coming out, Afternoon Delight, and A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce.)
Lynch joins several other out, LGBT-identified stars who have their own real estate on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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