There’s advice that Sutton Foster gives the high school and college students she works with. “It sounds like the hardest thing to do, but: You are enough. Be yourself,” she tells them. “Your individuality and singularity is what’s going to make you.”
It’s hard advice to take from the two-time Tony-winning actress and star of TV Land’s Younger, after whom many of those students model their audition songs, let alone their career aspirations. “Don’t be me; be yourself,” she tells them. “That’s what’s helped me. And I think it’s helped my career.”
Scanning Foster’s professional resume, which jumpstarted when the then-unknown 27-year-old actress was plucked from the chorus to lead the $9.5 million production of Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway in 2002, and it’s hard to argue against the actress’s advice. It’s also what makes her success in the role of Liza on Younger all the more intriguing.
Season three of Younger premieres on TV Land on Wednesday, and before we dive back into the juicy and addicting love triangle that is Liza, Charles, and Josh, POPSUGAR had the chance to sit down with the show’s star, Sutton Foster, about what fans can except from her character this season. While we’re still getting over the shocking season two ending (Kelsey’s fiancé dies in front of Liza in a freak accident on the streets of NYC), Foster admitted that those insane plot twists are only just getting started. Read more
By now, Sutton Foster has put her spin on dozens of roles. From creating women like Millie Dillmount and Janet Van De Graaff to bringing life characters like Jo March and Princess Fiona, from her own takes on iconic women like Queenie and Reno Sweeney, Foster brings bravado, humor and often an endearing quirkiness to her characters—not to mention her powerhouse vocals and pristine dance technique. It’s no surprise that audiences can’t wait to see Foster take on Sweet Charity with the New Group come November 2.
“I’m super excited and super scared,” says Foster at a press event to promote the third season of her hit TVLand show Younger. “I like to do things that scare me, and I like to do things that push me and make me grow, and this is one of them. It’ll be a lot of flop-sweat and probably a lot of tears, so it will be all out there.”
Hey, big spenders, you’ll be able to spend a little more time with two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster off-Broadway! The New Group’s revival of Sweet Charity has extended again and will now play through December 30. The limited engagement is scheduled to begin on November 2 at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with opening night set for November 20.
It’s a beautiful, breezy summer afternoon in Riverside Park, and a busking violist is providing background music for our photo shoot with Younger star Sutton Foster, who’s posing on a sunny patch of grass. It’s like being in a dreamy New York postcard—that is, until Foster realizes she’s stepping in, er, dog shit, and we’re thrown back into reality. But the two-time Tony Award winner forgoes a diva moment. Instead she laughs and says, “I’m a dog owner; I’m used to it.” Yeah, you could say this Upper West Sider is pretty down-to-earth, especially for someone who’s been making a name for herself onstage and onscreen for two decades. (She first appeared on Broadway at age 21 in Grease in 1996.) In person, she’s remarkably youthful, not unlike her Younger character, Liza, a 40-year-old mother pretending to be 26 who navigates the publishing world and Brooklyn’s dating scene. Talk about art imitating life.
Younger is pretty much one of the juiciest comfort-watches TV has to offer.So luckily for all of us it’s coming back soon – September 28, on TV Land, where it lives.
And while the drama’s never NOT bubbling in Liza’s twisted web of lies, the new trailer for Season 3 is teasing a helluva love triangle designed to leave us TORN.