Fox’s Glee will be a little less sweet next season now that Vanessa Lengies, who plays Sugar, has landed a regular role on the midseason ABC sitcom Mixology. “Getting to play Sugar Motta was one of the biggest opportunities of my life, and I met some of the most fantastic people, but I was being hired per episode,” Lengies says about why she made the switch. “I loved getting to be there and dancing around, but I didn’t really have much of an opportunity to act.”
On Mixology, Lengies will play a bubbly waitress named Kacey. “For an actress who really hasn’t gotten to act for two years, it was like letting a wild dog out of its cage,” says the elated star, who received congratulations from Glee pals Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris.
And since Mixology doesn’t debut until 2014, Lengies hopes she’ll be able to give Sugar a proper send-off next fall. Her exit pitch: “I would love to have them introduce a time machine and reveal that Sugar was a visitor from the future.”
100 GLEE MOMENTS:
↳ 28/100: rumour has it/someone like you
I’m going to miss you guys because you guys are like my family. Mr. Schue’s like our dad. Mercedes and Tina and Sugar and Mercedes are like my sisters and Mike Chang and Blaine and Jim are my brothers. And Artie you’re like the boy next door who builds robots in his basement and i take your virginity. Kitty and Ryder and Jake and Marley are like the foster kids who come to live with us when the orphanage closes that we don’t trust at first but we grow to love as like we do our pets. And then there’s Sam, the cute boy from the wrong side of the tracks who does good impressions and who I fake marry. And then there’s Santana.