'Glee' star Jane Lynch disagrees with actors Rupert Everett and Richard Chamberlain on whether Hollywood is homophobic.

Lynch, who stars as sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, has rejected claims that openly gay actors can't get work in Hollywood.

Chamberlain, who came out gay at the age of 69 in his 2003 memoir Shattered Love, advised gay actors to remain closeted in an interview with gay glossy The Advocate.

“There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture,” he said. “It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is. For an actor to be working is a kind of miracle, because most actors aren't, so it's just silly for a working actor to say, 'Oh, I don't care if anybody knows I'm gay' – especially if you're a leading man.”

“Personally, I wouldn't advise a gay leading man-type actor to come out.”

British actor Everett expressed a similar sentiment, saying work for him dried up after he announced he was gay.

But Lynch, who married her girlfriend last year, disagreed, insisting the Hollywood she knows is not homophobic.

“Look, I've never – as far as I know, it's been behind my back if it has – I've never been turned down for a role because I'm gay,” she told gay entertainment website AfterElton.com. “I don't find Hollywood, in my own experience, to be homophobic.”

Lynch, however, added that gay people don't often play straight roles because audiences wouldn't find it believable.

“I think because since most of the world is straight … we want the audience to project their hopes and dreams for love and romance onto those actors. And if it's not in some way possible, maybe never probably, in their mind that it could never happen, then they're [studios] not going to do it. You know, most people are straight, and I think that's probably why.”

“I do think the straight folks will continue to play the straight roles,” she added.