A new Netflix original film – Christopher Guest’s Mascots – is set to hit the internet in 2016. The film centers around the 8th World Mascot Association Championships where mascots from all over come together to be crowned as the best mascot in the world.
Jane Lynch will play former moose mascot turned judge, Gabby Monkhouse.
“She had a devastating injury, she held the splits way too long and ripped a muscle in her groin and now she has one leg that’s two and a half inches longer than the other,” Lynch said about her character. “So she’s a judge at the competition – this all culminates into a competition at the end where the mascots do routines. It’s like their Olympics, so it’s a real big deal. And Gabby is a little resentful that she’s no longer in the spotlight that way, so she has done her best to stay in the spotlight.”
Lynch even got to use her creativity in the movie by coming up with the title of her character’s memoir.
“She’s written a book called A-Moose-ing Grace – because she was a moose – and she sells that book everywhere she goes, she’s always talking about it and dropping the fact that she has written a memoir,” Lynch said. “And it’s called A-Moose-ing Grace: An Ex-Mascot’s Guide to God and Success in Real Estate. And yes, I made it up myself. One of my crowning creative achievements.”
The movie will also star Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and Jennifer Coolidge who have been in Guest’s past three films, For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind and Best in Show.
“It was a dream to do,” Lynch said. “Everybody was flyin’ high and happy and it was so great to be back together again. I think it’s gonna be hilarious.”
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