Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester won't appear in 'Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie'


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Oh, Sue Sylvester, where art thou?

Fresh off the heels of the news from Jane Lynch that she will be downplaying the great tracksuit-ed one during her Emmys-hosting gig next month, Ryan Murphy announced he’s on Team Schuester that the actress and her already-iconic character won’t appear in the upcoming Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie, despite being featured rather prominently in the ads.

According to USA Today, Murphy confirmed during a press conference for the concert flick over the weekend that Lynch, who was filmed during the tour and appeared at live shows via satellite, was left on the cutting room floor for the theatrical version. But she’s not completely out of the picture, Murphy explained. “We’re doing another version in a couple of weeks on DVD. Jane will be on that. We’ll do it that way.” (EW reached out Murphy’s reps, who did not respond immediately.)

Despite our unwavering desire to watch Darren Criss do anything (especially in the third dimension) and see more of that awesome mini-Warbler at the 10-second mark, a dose of Lynch’s no-holds-barred coach always evens out the playing field a little bit, doesn’t it? As Lynch told the Los Angeles Times, in response to why she won’t break out her character much during the Emmys ceremony, “a little of Sue goes a long way.” In this case, that most definitely rings true. Yes, this is a Glee concert movie in which the cast of Glee performs songs from Glee (natch), but some well-timed jabs courtesy of Sue would have made the film a bit more appealing for those growing a little Glee weary as of late.

Nevertheless, we can still look forward to the DVD and anticipate what kind of barbs Sue Sylvester will sling at the hard-working Glee kids. Perhaps something along the lines of “Smooth moves! Did Will shine the stage with his hair wax?” or “You’re all under arrest, for assaulting all of my senses!” or simply the classic, “SLOPPY, FREAK SHOW BABIES!” They’re all winners.

Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie arrives in theaters on Aug. 12. But, hey, fellow Grinches, you can’t say Sue didn’t give you a heads up. How does Sue’s absence influence your excitement for this movie?

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  • Regina George


    • Strepsi

      BEST LINE: “EW reached out Murphy’s reps, who did not respond immediately.”

      Probably because the reps were going “Oh, what the f%$# did he say NOW ?!!!”

  • Captain

    She was fantastic in the pre-taped concert videos. I love when she’d say “Hey idiots” and ring the alarm clock to wake everyone up.

    • Caitie F

      She was actually live in some of the concerts – including the one I went to. She was great…but I could easily see it being cut

  • ken

    bad move.

  • HaHa


  • KJ

    Probably too busy carpet munching

    • KC

      SEVERLY overrated.

    • Jesse

      Really, KJ? Are you still in high school, where some people actually find that crap amusing? Grow up.

    • Jilly

      I don’t get it.

      • Tulip

        @Jilly. It’s a completely unwarranted and unfunny lesbian “joke”.

  • graeme

    She was completely pointless in season 2 and the show knew it. She was missing from all the best episodes this season.
    I’m gonna be very pissed if she wins the Emmy this year because of “Funeral” and the fact that Wiig submitted the SNL episode Lynch hosted.

  • Lily

    Isn’t that mini-Warbler the kid from that youtube video that went semi-viral recently? He was wearing his Warbler uniform and sang all of ‘Teenage Dream’, complete with dance moves. How awesome for him he got to see the Warblers live!

  • Ted

    This is good news. Lynch is better than Glee.

  • Cameron

    The best character on the show and she isn’t in it! Not interested.

  • ana

    is it true that neither the klaine skit nor the single ladies dance appear in the movie?

  • Guil

    I like her very much, and find the “carpet munching” comments irrelevant and sexist. (I can’t believe I’m even responding to these idiots). But, I don’t understand why her Emmys are going to be kinder, and not snarky. Yes, Jane, we do have snarkiness in our comedy. Let it in, along with the kindness.

  • mscisluv

    Kind of intrigued, but not shameless enough to see it in theaters. Guess I’ll wait until the DVD. I do love the line in the trailer: “Save your money. This thing sucks.”

    • AN

      I think that’s kind because it will suck and then they can say, see we told you! And I say that as a HUGE Glee fan! I just don’t think a 3D Movie is going to be that good.

  • Dd

    Great. Great move. This is a movie, a concert.
    Sue Sylvester has no business being in the movie.

  • T

    She was there in person to introduce the show in Jersey while they were filming for the movie, so this doesn’t really make sense to me. She did mess up a line or two though.

  • David

    I’m disappointed that she won’t be in the movie. I loved her barbs in the movie trailers and the commercials. My favorite was her looking into the camera and snarking “STOP BELIEVING!” Too funny.

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