Jane Lynch Found Out She's Hosting SNL by Text

Entertainment Aug. 11, 2010 AT 10:32AM
Jane Lynch Found Out She's Hosting SNL by Text Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Jane Lynch was surprised to find out she's hosting SNL this October.

"I notified her by accident," Glee creator Ryan Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter at the NYC premiere of Eat Pray Love Tuesday. "Saturday Night Live called to say, 'Would you give us Jane for a week in October?' We just don't do that, but for Lorne Michaels, I said yes."

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Murphy then texted Lynch. "I said, 'Lady, you're doing 'Saturday Night Live.' And she literally wrote back, 'What are you talking about?'"

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Lynch is nominated for an Emmy for her role as the feisty cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox show, which premieres its second season Sept. 21.

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