But Glee's Cheerios coach has a serious side, as she reveals in an accompanying interview. She has been sober for nearly 10 years after she decided to ditch her "drinking culture" roots when she was 31. Although she says her problem was mild, she says she was sick of waking up hungover.
"Relatively speaking, my personal bottom was rather benign," she says. She'd joke at 12-step meetings, "Had I know I'd be telling my story over and over again, I would have made it a lot better."