The Best In Show actress also revealed that while she is pleased to have brought such a successful role to life, she feels that the recognition is well deserved as she is hardly an overnight sensation and has been acting for many years.
"I've been at it for a long time. I did Best in Show when I was about 40, and that put me on the map, so I was already kind of comfortable in my own skin and had a pretty good idea of who I was," Lynch explained to The Huffington Post.
"What happened with Glee and Sue Sylvester and me was that it was really more exciting for other people than it was for me. It's great and I'm not ungrateful; I guess I have equanimity about it. I'm glad that this kind of thing happened to me after 40 as opposed to 20, where I might have based my own feelings about myself on what I perceived others thought."
Lynch also addressed some of the more outlandish things said by Sue Sylvester on screen, admitting that she is sometimes shocked by lines written for the character in the Glee scripts.
"There have only been a couple of instances where the script talks about hurting animals where I've said, 'You know, I don't think I can say that'," she said. "Ian Brennan, who writes the book of my life, in the beginning, would put in one extra heinous line for his own amusement, just to see if Fox would catch it."
Glee was renewed for a fourth season by Fox earlier this week.
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