Why You Should Never Stop Trying New Things

April 4, 2022

Gay & Mike meet Kirsten Vangsness, the Criminal Minds star, and actress, who talks about creativity, trying new things, as well as some of her exciting personal projects.

Gay loves mystery shows! With his wife, he started to avidly watch Criminal Minds—and rather immediately, this one character kind of jumped out at them—Penelope Garcia (portrayed by Kirsten).

They ended up watching the show primarily because of Kirsten. When they eventually got introduced to her, it really blew Gay’s mind that she was doing a lot of unusual projects and different things at the same time.

Gay wondered, where does she get all this energy and creativity from?

Today, we will have the opportunity to discover that and a lot more!

Throughout her career, on her road from a “starving artist” to a TV star and producer, Kirsten has always tried new things and started fresh projects. We’ll learn more about this wonderful woman and what drives her to do what she’s passionate about.

Key Takeaways

  • How did Gay & Kirsten originally meet? (03:05)
  • Kirsten’s beginnings as a theater actress (08:53)
  • Her big leap into a network television show (13:13)
  • “Can you still feel Penelope in yourself?” (22:23)
  • Performing vs producing? (26:03)
  • Kirsten’s Agenda & other personal projects (29:39)

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