*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
Just because it’s Midge’s (Rachel Brosnahan) dream to open for Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch) doesn’t mean it will come easy.
In fact, Lynch recently discussed her guest role on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in an exclusive interview with PureWow and revealed that season two will further explore Sophie’s relationship with Midge.
“You know, she bad-mouthed me,” she said. “And if Sophie Lennon has anything, she has thin skin, so she is not letting it go. So, the last two seasons—or the last two episodes of this season—there are threats made on my part. I try to sabotage her, and I back her into a corner—actually, I back Alex Borstein, her manager, into a corner—and I kind of blackmail her.”
The Glee alum went on to discuss the altercation, adding, “It’s a televised telethon raising money for the arthritis foundation, and it’s completely self-serving. That’s where she sabotages Midge’s act, but it kind of backfires on her, as you’ll see.”
Contrary to her Marvelous Mrs. Maisel character, Lynch wasn’t always a confident queen. However, she learned humility and community through her experience with the YMCA, which she details in an episode of “My Y Story.”
“I’ll tell you, it made me feel comfortable, and it made me feel a part of a community,” she continued. “Because it was a really great place to go work out and hang out and get to know people.”
Sophie Lennon, ladies and gents.