“Melanie always says, ‘I know we’re ready to leave the house when you’ve pulled out the scissors.’ I’ll be like, ‘I want to wear that jacket, [but] I don’t like these sleeves.’ And I’ll just take scissors to things.”Vangsness describes her on-screen persona as “geek chic, the-smart-is-sexy” kind of girl.“There’s the size thing, the nerdy thing, the I’m going to dress like this, I’m not going to play dumb.“From the time I was about 7 until I was about 13 or 14, I looked like I was Pat from ,” she laughs.“I’m not exaggerating, remotely.”A target of bullies, Vangsness wants to do an It Gets Better video to remind kids that being different is okay — and so is letting your “freak flag fly.” Vangsness says she developed her own unique sense of style: “I dress like a 7-year-old space pilot.I have clothes that I still wear regularly from high school.My mom would give us and she would send us to the thrift store, and I would [buy] a faux fur coat with a pimp-daddy collar and some sort of nature scene polyester dress.” Now that she’s on red carpets — and can afford stylists and couture — the actress is still hands-on with her threads, sometimes to the chagrin of fiancée Melanie Goldstein.
She told reporters that the departure of Paget Brewster , now 42, and A. “But you don’t have a say in what they decide to do. I just saw this woman standing outside my dressing room and I was like, That woman’s really glorious-looking. Please come back.’ Now they’re back and they have this swagger to them…and their characters have gone through this huge evolution.”It’s obvious Vangsness loves her work, and even as our breakfast interview is interrupted by fawning fans, she remains in constant awe of the attention she garners by being the costar of one of the top-rated TV series for half a decade.“I do always feel like I sort of infiltrated.
She and her friends (including Robens, Darrett Sanders, and Dean Lemont) are producing the film out of sweat equity and some savings from the day job with a “sort of theatre aesthetic.
We come from that punk rock, 38-seat, there’s a leak in this roof theater company and we usually do unproduced work — and we’re all kind of misfits.”At least two (though she says her role in the latter may be too small to be memorable).“I love what I do and I do have this thing well if I lost my job tomorrow, they can’t take this away from me.”Though Vangsness calls herself “as queer as a purple unicorn singing Madonna,” she admits that coming out was slightly awkward.
“They kept saying, ‘Can you bring your own clothes?
We don’t have anything in your size.’ Because in Hollywood they have size zero and size 22,” says Vangsness, who is a size 12.