Vanessa Lengies Leaving Glee After Landing Mixology Role (VIDEO)

Vanessa Lengies, who plays one of my favorite Glee characters Sugar Motta, is leaving the FOX musical comedy for a chance to star in the mid season ABC comedy, “Mixology,” reports TV Guide.

A wonderful character actress who lit up any scene she was in, I never understood why Glee producers didn’t write more for her hilarious character. It was a disappearing game for Sugar. She’d be in an episode, followed by a long stretch where the character would mysteriously disappear from the choir room. It sounds like Vanessa would have loved to stay if she had been given more to do:

“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.”

Boo Glee. Vanessa is hoping to give Sugar a proper sendoff in the fall when the show returns to FOX. “I would love to have them introduce a time machine and ­reveal that Sugar was a visitor from the future.”

In Mixology, Vanessa plays “a bubbly waitress named Kacey.” Check out the trailer below

VIA TV Guide

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