Credit: Michael Yarish/FOX © 2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Sue and Carol Burnett as Sue's Mom Doris in Season 2, Episode 8: "Furt"
We’ve already explained who Carol Burnett is (and thank heavens most of you already know!) — now we want to share some questions she answered in a sit-down with Fox All Access. Get ready to get excited, Gleeks! This woman is a hoot!


FAA Insider: So how did this part come about?
Carol: “Well, I’ve been watching Glee since it began, from the get-go.  And I go around the country every so often and I do a one-woman show where I do questions and answers, and the audience – it’s all random.  And somebody asked me about what I would like to do on television. I said, ‘I would like to be a guest on Glee.’  And the audience all went, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.’ So actually, I called my agent and I said, ‘If they’ve ever got an opening or anything, you know, I would sure love to play in their sandbox.’  So he called back in a few weeks and he said, ‘Ask and ye shall receive.’  And so I said, ‘Oh, that’s great.  I would just love to lock eyeballs, as we call it, with Jane Lynch, whom I adore, who plays Sue.’  And so they didn’t have a script, and we waited and all, and then finally they said I’d be playing Jane’s mother.  And I said, ‘That’s sensational.’ And then I read on the internet that I’m a Nazi-hunter; a retired Nazi-hunter.  Sue’s mother is a retired Nazi-hunter.  Well, is that wonderful.”

FAA Insider: Hmmm, a retired Nazi-hunter.  So what kind of woman would you say Doris is?
Carol: “What kind of a woman is she?  Well, I would say that she makes Sue look like Mother Teresa.  She is not a nice person, and a passive-aggressive.  And you kind of understand how Sue became that character, you know, the kind of character that she is.  It sprung from this mother.”

FAA Insider: You and Jane do a number together – what can you tell us about it?
Carol: “The number that Jane and I do actually came out of the fact that she left; the mother left and abandoned, in a sense, Sue and her sister to go hunt Nazis.  And they’re from Ohio, and so she has come back, and she sings, ‘why, oh, why, oh, why, oh, why did I ever leave Ohio?’ – Which is from a Broadway show of the ‘50s, called ‘Wonderful Town.’  And it works, because she left Ohio.  And I get to sing it with Jane, who has a wonderful voice, and it was fun.”

FAA Insider: So how fun was it to ‘lock eyeballs’ with Jane?
Carol: “Jane Lynch is a consummate comedic actress.  She’s one of the best I have ever seen.  We worked together before in a little film, and she just made me laugh the whole time, as herself and in the character.  And I’ve always loved her in the Christopher Guest movies, so I’ve been a fan of hers for a long time, and it’s just such a kick to be with her face-to-face.”

FAA Insider: So you’ve had your Glee experience… What are you going to miss, and would you want to return for more?

Carol: “Oh, I’m going to miss being made up every morning, wearing a wig every morning.  I’m going to miss the people.  Yeah, I hope I can come back and visit again.”

Read the rest of the interview with Jane Lynch here!

Source: FoxAllAccess