Dot Jones spent years paying her dues in Hollywood, appearing on everything from Roseann to Married With Children. She landed the role of a lifetime as sensitive Coach Shannon Beiste on Glee, nominated for two Emmy awards for her performance. The actressi s now heading over to TV Land's hit comedy The Exes to make quite a drastic character change.
Jones will apear Wednesday as a lesbian who hits on Holly (Kristen Johnson) when she finds herself in a gay bar. The star cannot gush enough about the role, telling Entertainment Tonight that it's going to leave the audience laughing. "There's a hilarious picture of us cheek to cheek," Jones said "I love Kristen. She's just so dang funny. This is the work I want to do more of. Working in the sitcom world would be a dream job."
Audiences had quite the treat as the pair worked through their scenes. "Every time I came up to her, I'd try to make her laugh and she loved it, it was a win-win situation," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'd go up to ask her to dance and do silly things to try and get her to break character. I never made her break, but I certainly tried to."
Though Jones loves working on sitcoms, she's in no hurry to leave her job on Glee. "I'm very proud of what I get to do, and more proud of what Ryan [Murphy, creator] trusts me with." This season Coach Beiste will appear in the season, but not until later episodes. "The last I heard, I will be back in episode five. I don't know how many episodes I'll get to do this year. But I love being a part of that show."
Jones will appear on The Exes August 29 at 10:30/9:30c on TV Land.