By Michael Slezak
Updated November 19, 2009 at 05:01 AM EST

I sat down recently with the fall TV season’s biggest breakout star Jane Lynch — who plays beastly cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee — to talk about what makes a deliciously heinous character. (Lynch’s Sue, naturally, made our list of Best TV Bitches in EW’s Nov. 20 issue, along with Ugly Betty‘s Vanessa Williams, 90210‘s AnnaLynne McCord, and The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, among others.) Apparently, you take a little bit of inspiration from Oscar nominees Eve Arden and Eileen Brennan, add a dash of horse estrogen, and throw in a little bit of philosophy from Twitter. (Speaking of Twitter, follow me at @EWMichaelSlezak!) I’d say more, but why not let Lynch tell you herself. Press play below, then perhaps you might like to start the inevitable Emmy nomination campaign in the comments section below. (Related: Jane Lynch aces Tonight Show; your move, Lorne.)