Glee's Jane Lynch Gives Entertaining Commencement Advice -Video
Filed by Cheryl | May 21, 2012
More than 700 graduate and undergraduate students received diplomas Sunday during Smith College’s 134th Commencement ceremony. Their guest commencement speaker was none other than Jane Lynch who plays Sue Sylvester on Glee. Watch video and see what pearls of wisdom Jane offers these graduates.
Award-winning actress and comedian Jane Lynch told graduates life is just a big extended improvisation and they should stop planning and roll with the changes that come in life. Besides a short speech by Class President Caitlyn Kirby Lynch was the only speaker at the graduation and had students laughing and cheering with her humorous account of aging, finding love and establishing a successful career which includes Emmy and Golden Globe awards for her performance as Sue Sylvester on the Fox television series “Glee.”
Lynch referred to Smith students as “fiercely independent, wicked smart, trailblazing, uber confident and shockingly entitled.”
“I know this because I live with one of you,” she said referring to her wife and Smith graduate Lara Embry. The couple were married in Sunderland in 2010. Lynch told students to protect women's rights.
“Remember that Smith woman entitlement I spoke of earlier? I’m counting on yours to ferociously guard the women’s health care rights our sisters won for us years ago,” she said.
Lynch also told students to let life surprise them.
“ My counsel to you is this. Don’t have a plan. Plans are for wusses. You are obviously good planners or you wouldn’t be here. Stop it now! Don’t deprive yourself of the exciting journey your life can be when you relinquish the need to have goals and a blueprint,” she said.
She also thanked the college for the honorary degree in fine arts which they gave her during the ceremony.
“Today I become a Smithie. That same piece of paper that my wife and all of you toiled for years to get, I now get for a handshake,” she said. “I am so proud to be one of you.”
Read More at http://www.masslive.com
Current rating: 0 (0 ratings)