Jane Lynch says she's grateful Cybill Shepherd took the lead during 'The L Word' make-out scenes.

The 51-year-old, Emmy-winning Lynch talks about kissing scenes with Shepherd in her new memoir Happy Accidents.

Before landing on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, where she plays sharp-tongued coach Sue Sylvester, Lynch was best known for her recurring role of feminist lesbian lawyer Joyce Wischina on Showtime's groundbreaking lesbian drama The L Word. Wischina had an on-again, off-again relations with Phyllis Kroll, played by Cybill Sheperd.

Lynch wrote about playing the role: “I'd do two or three episodes a season, and I couldn't wait to get the scripts in my P.O. Box. I jumped up and down and whooped audibly on the day I read that [my character] was to get together with Phyllis, played by none other than gorgeous television icon Cybill Shepherd. … When it came time for the kissing, in her spirited attempt to get past the discomfort, Cybill wound up taking the lead and dove in with enthusiasm, cutting me off with kisses before I could finish any of my lines. I appreciated the commitment.”