06/10/2013 10:41 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How I Got The Role In "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," From Jane Lynch (VIDEO)

Authority figures in movies are often played by men, but that hasn't stopped Jane Lynch. In this episode of Mondays With Marlo, she explained that she often ends up being cast in roles originally intended for a male actor.

Her role as a store manager in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," for example, was written with a man in mind. But when Steve Carell's wife suggested the cast needed another woman in the movie, Jane's name was suggested -- and after improvising with the actors, she earned the part.

To watch the full interview, click here.

For more on Jane Lynch's rise to the top, check out her history in the spotlight:

Jane Lynch's Rise To The Top

See more clips

Add Marlo On Facebook:

Follow Marlo on Twitter:


Weekly Newsletter

Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It will keep you up-to-date on upcoming articles, Mondays with Marlo guests, videos, and more!

Sign up here