Jane Lynch, who plays sharp tongued coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, tells Joy Behar that she once wanted to be a boy.

In an interview on HLN's Joy Behar Show to be broadcast on Thursday, Lynch tells Behar a joke that didn't make it onto Sunday's Emmys broadcast.

“You know, Lucille Ball once hosted the Emmys, but she had to do it with Desi. And I can understand that, what if Lucy got her period,” Lynch quips. “I'm so in menopause right now – we were safe.”

Behar reads a passage from Lynch's memoir Happy Accidents, in which Lynch writes that she once wanted to be a boy, then asks, “How old were you when you wanted to be a boy?”

“From the start,” Lynch responds. “I felt I was in the wrong sex. I really did. I would go into my dad's room and put on his clothes.”

“Any chance I had to dress up as a boy, like Halloween, I would be a pirate, or a ghost that wore a tie, a hobo.”

“I am just really, really gay. I am. If here's the spectrum, I am gay. I have no interest in men sexually at all. I don't. I want to be them, I get the male thing and I like being that for a woman. But I also like being a woman, too,” she adds. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)