On TV Land’s “Younger,” Sutton Foster plays Liza Miller, a recently divorced mom who decides to makeover herself as a millennial at the fair age of 26 to snag a job in publishing. But in real life, the 40-year-old Tony-winning actress isn’t hiding behind anything. With Carnegie Hall under her belt and her show’s second season underway, the star calls us from New York to talk about her upcoming appearance with the Boston Pops, her “Gilmore Girls” role and whether or not she’s ready to break out her dancing shoes.
So the other week Liza had the ultimate rebound when she ends up hooking up with her ex. What’s that about?
Yeah, yeah, I went a little backwards. [Laughs] I think this season has been incredibly exciting because things are getting more complicated and the last two episodes [of the season] are huge. Liza is grappling with this relationship with Josh (Nico Tortorella) because I think it’s more substantial than she realizes. The loss of that is causing her to do some crazy things, and in many ways probably more like the young person would act out.
One of the interesting things about the show is to see general Millennial-labeled habits — like re-reading all of your ex’s texts and then deleting them — transcend ages.
I think those types of those behaviors can apply to anyone. I’ve done that — especially in this day and age when it’s your number one form of communication. Before you’d just put all the letters in a box and burn it. I had a few of those back in the day, but today it’s all about wiping out and deleting.