She had started in Theatre Arts but ended up switching her major, never really giving up on acting, though: a broad, vivacious character in her own situation comedy, season after season, sowing confusion among the regular cast by telling one person one thing, then another something else behind his back; doting on her friend’s new baby, for instance, then confessing to her new boyfriend she really didn’t like children much, but that it was important to say what she felt the script called for.
“But what about me?” he asked.
“I love you,” she said . . . and took him by surprise.