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.”