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Jane Lynch Reveals the Role She Lost to Rosie O'Donnell

Jane Lynch is thinking back to a role that she didn’t get.

The Glee alum opened up on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen on Thursday (November 12).

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During her appearance, Jane denied that she ever auditioned to play Phoebe Buffay on Friends (a role that went to Lisa Kudrow), but did reveal another iconic role that got away.

“In the ’90s, I auditioned for a movie [called] A League of Their Own in Chicago,” she said of the 1992 movie, directed by Penny Marshall.

Rosie O’Donnell ended up getting the part, but I auditioned. I had to play baseball and the whole thing. I didn’t get it. It was heartbreaking,” Lynch revealed.

She’s about to take on another role in an iconic series – find out which one!

Jane Lynch Remembers 'The Greatest Thing' About Naya Rivera

Jane Lynch is remembering Naya Rivera.

During a new interview, the 60-year-old actress opened up about the impact the 33-year-old late actress had on her life.

″The greatest thing about Naya Rivera was that she would be the first one to speak up if something was happening that wasn’t right, that wasn’t fair, that was cruel,″ Jane shared with People.

″If you were a friend of hers, you knew it, you could feel it,″ Jane continued, adding that Naya was “loyal” and “protective.”

Jane continued: ″Just such a fierce force of nature that girl was. It’s a great loss. It’s a great loss for all of us.”

Jane and Naya starred together on Glee, which ran from 2009 to 2015.

Naya went missing after a swimming accident last month at Lake Piru, and her body was unfortunately found five days later on July 13.

You can find out how Naya Rivera‘s son Josey, 5, is doing after her death here.

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Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch Set to Star in 'Harriet the Spy' Animated Series!

Beanie Feldstein and Jane Lynch are taking on some memorable roles!

The Booksmart actress and the Glee alum are set to provide their voices for an upcoming animated series from Apple based on the classic Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, Variety reported Wednesday (August 12).

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Beanie will voice the titular Harriet, while Jane will play her nanny, Ole Golly. Lacey Chabert will voice Marion Hawthorne, the queen bee at Harriet’s school.

Here’s a plot summary: “Like the book, the series will be set in 1960s New York City. Eleven-year-old Harriet is described as fiercely independent, adventurous, and curious. More than anything, Harriet wants to be a writer, and in order to be a good writer she needs to know everything, and in order to know everything, she has to be a spy.”

The series will be written and executive produced by Will McRobb, co-creator of the classic Nickelodeon series The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Jane Lynch has another exciting role in the works: she’s hosting this reboot of a beloved game show!

Jane Lynch Says Such Sweet Things About Late Naya Rivera in Touching Tribute

It has been almost one month since the tragic passing of Naya Rivera, and her former Glee co-star Jane Lynch had some lovely things to say about her today.

“I think that one of the things that kind of got lost when we were doing the show was what a force she was because there were so many talented people,” Jane said during a Today show appearance. “She was one of those people—she wasn’t in every scene, but when she was…she just blew everybody away.”

Jane continued, “I had three-page monologues, so did she. It took me a week to get mine. She would do them right off the bat and they would be changing them and she had no problem with it.”

“My niece Megan was very close with Naya and Megan always said that, with Naya, you felt like somebody had your back. She was somebody who wasn’t going to let anybody mess with you. She was a great advocate and loved the fact that she and Heather Morris had the lesbian relationship on the show and how much that meant to so many young people,” Jane said. If you missed it, Megan‘s tribute to Naya went viral after her death.

“It’s just gut-wrenching and heart-breaking that she’s gone,” Jane continued.

Jane Lynch's Niece's Touching Tribute to Naya Rivera Is Gaining Attention

Jane Lynch shared her niece Meg Doyle‘s tribute to the late Naya Rivera, and it really gives you a sense of just how beautiful of a person Naya was.

“I was an assistant on the Glee tour in 2009, and then I moved to LA in 2010. I ran into Naya at a bar – we hadn’t seen each other in a year. I didn’t really have any friends in LA yet. She was wearing overalls and a bra. That’s it. And she was killing it. Obviously. She said, ‘Let’s hang out,’ grabbed my phone and punched her number in. And so it began. She took me under her wing. Brought me into her crew. It didn’t matter that I was a lowly assistant at the time,” Meg posted.

She continued, “When I think of my first four years in Los Angeles, I think of Naya. Being in Naya’s presence made me feel larger than life. It was like anxious Megan absorbed Naya’s fearless spirit by osmosis. When you were around her, you just . . . bloomed. Anyone in Naya’s crew had a feisty, witty, 110 pound bodyguard on their side. She always had a mischievous glimmer in her eye and she always knew more than she let on. She was the rock of her family. She had a knack for seeing through someone’s bullshit, and she knew if I was lying when I said I was okay. She also had a knack for dropping a filthy one-liner, exiting the room and leaving us with our jaws on the floor.”

Meg continued, “She didn’t know how f*cking beautiful she was, but I believe she knew how talented she was, and I loved that about her. Watching Naya perform everyday, whether she was on set knocking out a 3 page monologue in one take, or belting Amy Winehouse in her car, or performing a lazy striptease during our talent shows – it never grew old, she always took my breath away. People grow apart, drift in and out of your life. I always figured she would drift back into mine. Naya was a force. I feel lucky to have known and loved her. Tell your people you love them. Let sh*t go. Life is short.”

Naya‘s body was found in Lake Piru days after she went missing after boating with her son Josey, 4. Jane was one of the first Glee co-star to pay tribute to Naya after this tragic news broke. RIP.

Jane Lynch Posts Tribute Message to Naya Rivera After Body Found at Lake Piru

Jane Lynch has posted a tribute message to Naya Rivera amid news that a body has been found at Lake Piru on Monday (July 13). Naya went missing at the lake while swimming on Wednesday (July 8) and her son Josey, 4, was found alone in a boat.

Jane and Naya co-starred together on the hit Fox show Glee. After the news that a body was found, Jane posted the following tweet: “Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.”

Authorities have not confirmed if the body belongs to Naya Rivera at this time. We are awaiting word at a press conference later this afternoon.

Our continued thoughts are with Naya Rivera‘s loved ones during this time.

A search and rescue team member looking for Naya gespeculated what may have happened to her in the lake.

Jane Lynch Will Host NBC's 'The Weakest Link' Reboot!

The Weakest Link is back – and Jane Lynch is hosting!

The beloved game show will return with the Glee alum at the helm as host and executive producer, EW confirmed Wednesday (July 8).

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“I’ve been a longtime fan of this game-changing quiz show since it first debuted. Each time the phrase ‘You are the Weakest Link. Goodbye.’ passes my lips, it will be with great reverence and delight,” Jane said in a statement.

The Weakest Link originally debuted in the U.K. in 2000, and led to numerous international versions, including an American version that aired on NBC from 2001 to 2003.

The new show will “deliver the fast-paced and quick-witted pillars of the original British format…with a few modern twists,” according to a press release. NBC ordered 13 episodes, with production set to start sometime later this year.

Find out which beloved coming-of-age series is also getting a reboot…