Jane Lynch: I had a big lesbo crush on (Olivia Newton-John) and I named my dog after her.’
Jane Lynch has great taste in crushes.
I’m gay and even I had a crush on Olivia Newton-John as a kid. One of my siblings had her Have You Never Been Mellow album and I’d just stare at it thinking she was so beautiful.
I was a bigger fan of Helen Reddy but I never stared at her album covers!
Anyway, Jane talked about her crush on Olivia during an appearance on Conan this week.
‘She was it for me,’ said TV’s Sue Sylvester. ‘I just loved her – I named my dog after her. My dog’s name is Olivia. I had a big lesbo crush on her, and I named my dog after her.’
She got to do more than that.
Newton-John, who turns 65 today, guest starred on Glee during the show’s first season and performed her smash song Physical alongside Lynch in character as Sue.
Jane also revealed that Olivia was not the only Grease star she was fascinated with. She also was somewhat obsessed with leading man John Travolta.
‘I knew every plane of his face. I knew the dimple in his chin… the light eyes with the dark lashes,’ she confessed.
Jane has since figured out what she was feeling: ‘I loved him, I loved him, but I think what it is is that I wanted to be him. I didn’t want to make out with him.’