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Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'
Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'

In "So Did the Fat Lady," a provocative episode of the FX comedy "Louie" that aired Monday night, actress Sarah Baker plays Vanessa, a funny, friendly and self-assured waitress who asks Louie out on a date. Despite her eminent charm and breezy confidence, Louie is reluctant to accept her advances because, though he never directly admits it, she is not as thin as he'd like her to be. Louie eventually gives in, though, and the two spend a lovely romantic comedy-worthy afternoon strolling around the city, opening up and making each other laugh. All is going beautifully until Vanessa airs frustrations about the challenges of being a single, thirtysomething "fat...

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