Jane Lynch loved working on Showtime’s “The L Word” as much as you loved watching her as rambunctious lawyer Joyce Wischnia.
The comedian and actress, who guest starred on the show from 2005 to 2009, reminisced on the groundbreaking, “revolutionary” series during a conversation with HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski on Tuesday.
“It was really great. It was kind of soap opera-y, so you could take it or leave it,” Lynch said, adding that the show normalized being a gay woman without focusing on any of the struggles that can come with being a lesbian in society.
“They rarely talked about how ‘horrible it is to be a lesbian in this world.’ It was just their drama, it was their lives. It’s who they were, and I loved that. It wasn’t whiny or anything. It was very empowered, and they were interesting women, and yeah, I loved it,” Lynch said.
Lynch also loved indulging her character’s masculine lawyer getup alongside her on-again-off-again on-screen lover, Cybill Shepherd.
“I got to wear men’s suits and brogues and smoke a pipe — loved it,” she said. “And make out with Cybill Shepherd, which is, you know, kind of fun.”
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