‘ I ques­tioned my own right­ness young]’ a lot [when I was

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“I can’t say I even put that much thought into what I should do next [af­ter Glee]. All I know is I read An­gels From Hell and I went, ‘Oh my gosh’.

I laughed and I could see my­self play­ing this char­ac­ter [guardian an­gel Amy]. I loved the char­ac­ter, so I called [my agent] and said, ‘Let’s get crack­ing on get­ting this part for me’. I was in right away.

I think we have all done guardian an­gel acts and been the re­cip­i­ent of guardian an­gels acts. I have a sense there are en­er­gies around us that are there if we need help.

I’ve been us­ing the ex­am­ple of ac­tor Jamie Foxx pulling a man out of a burn­ing car last month. That’s a pretty guardian an­gel act. I don’t think he’d think of him­self as a guardian an­gel, but he went above and be­yond what most peo­ple would do. And I think that is all around us.

I have three good friends and I’d say we are guardian an­gels for each other. We’ve been friends for decades be­cause we truly love each other and that bond has got­ten deeper and deeper.

I’m ac­tive on Twit­ter and I have a bunch of fol­low­ers. A lot of them are young boys and girls – I’d say from 12 to 35, doesn’t that make me sound old. [They] see me as their kind of un­con­di­tion­ally lov­ing aunt. They tweet me as Aunt Jane and I love that.

Play­ing Sue Sylvester [on Glee], even though she was mean, iron­i­cally it made kids want more of her. I think they sensed deep down she would pro­tect them and have their back.

There is this world around us that tells us we’re sup­posed to be a cer­tain way, that we have to think cer­tain things. We’re sup­posed to be a cer­tain height, a cer­tain weight, we’re sup­posed to have a cer­tain amount of friends, a cer­tain kind of re­la­tion­ship.

There are all th­ese ‘shoulds’ that, through my growth into ma­tu­rity, I now know I don’t need. I wish I could have told my­self that when I thought I was just wrong. That I wasn’t nor­mal be­cause I didn’t have any of those things, or didn’t even want some of those things, and I felt bad be­cause I didn’t want them. I would hope I could con­vince my­self, ‘You don’t have to need or want those things – you’re fine’.

I ques­tioned my own right­ness a lot. And I had many rea­sons to ques­tion it be­cause what so­ci­ety tells you that you should be, a lot of the times I wasn’t.

So it’s al­most like you have peo­ple who come from that side of it, and come into the light … just that jour­ney is very help­ful for oth­ers to watch and see that it can hap­pen to them, too.”

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