In an interview with TV Guide Canada, the Modern Family star opined that Jane Lynch didn’t deserve to win the Oustanding Supporting Actress Emmy for her portrayal of Glee’s militant cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester. “I love Jane, honestly I do,” he was quoted as saying. “I’m dying to star in one of Christopher Guest’s movies alongside her, but I don’t think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part. [Sue Sylvester] is just a one-note character.” According to the magazine, he went on to say that he believed his on-screen wife, Sofia Vergara (a.k.a. Gloria), should have taken home the statue. ”Sofia is just so, so funny,” O’Neill continued. “I don’t think people realize how hilarious she is. She’s so sharp with her wit, it’s amazing.”The 2010 Emmys happened months ago, but Ed O’Neill apparently still has some strong feelings about one category.
It sounds like O’Neill was trying to give props to his co-star, but wound up veering off course with his “one-note character” line about Glee‘s famously brash cheerleading coach. Lynch declined to comment to EW about O’Neill’s remarks, and O’Neill couldn’t be reached for comment, leaving this matter in the hands of you, PopWatchers. What do you think? Did O’Neill step over the line? Or is he on to something here? Who do you think should have won?
UPDATE: When contacted by E!. Lynch’s rep said, “[L]et it go, that’s what we’re doing.”
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