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Jane Lynch on alcohol relapse: ‘I’m back in denial’

Jane Lynch reflected on her struggles with alcoholism, saying that when she was filming Good fight she “can’t wait to get done and go drink alone”.

The Glee and Mrs. Maisel was amazed The star started drinking as a teenager and drank almost every day by the time she was 30. After coming to Alcoholics Anonymous, she stopped for many years, until relapsed 5 years ago.

In a new interview inGuardiansLynch said she started drinking again because she thought she’d had enough therapy over the years and would be able to safely have a glass of wine with dinner without becoming addicted again.

“And I love it,” she said. “I became a connoisseur of wine in a way that only alcoholics can. I’m back in denial, after all these years of sobriety and self-knowledge.

“I was fooling myself – one day I woke up and said, ‘I’m back.’ It took about three years. I’m telling people I drink one glass of wine every night and I’m drinking five.”

She said she wouldn’t allow herself to drink until 5pm every day. “The rest of the day doesn’t matter,” she said. “The only part of the day that really matters is five o’clock.”

Lynch attributed her relapse to “boredom,” adding: “I think I’ve gotten to the point where there’s nothing left to do for me.”

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Lynch said that when she was filming the CBS legal drama Good fight, she “can’t wait to get it done and go drinking alone”. It took Lynch six months to stop, and now she’s sober again.

The next actor can be seen as comedian Sophie Lennon in season four ofThe Marvelous Mrs Maiselbegins on Amazon Prime Video on February 18.

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