We sat down with Broadway and TV star Sutton Foster to talk this season of Younger, an upcoming role on the Gilmore Girls reboot, and her fun partnership with HomeGoods, interior designer Mike Harrison, and theater dresser Julien Havard, to make backstage dressing rooms feel like home.
Sutton Foster is no stranger to reinvention. In addition to her ever-changing and varied roles on the stage and screen—as everyone from Anything Goes’ iconic Reno Sweeney to TV Land’s beloved Liza Miller on Younger—she recently revamped her New York City apartment in partnership with HomeGoods. The result is a whimsical and highly personalized space that features tons of color, original artworks, and retro accents that accurately reflect Foster’s open and exuberant personality.
Sutton Foster is taking a break from Tootsie-ing herself on Younger to sing and dance on the return of Gilmore Girls. In the Netflix revival, the two-time Tony winner, who’s also a self-proclaimed diehard fan of the series, will play a struggling actress thrown into the small-town spotlight as she headlines a musical based on the fictional hamlet of Stars Hollow. Joining her for the show-within-a-show are two additional Broadway faves: fellow Tony winner and ex-husband Christian Borle and Kerry Butler. Foster briefly caught up with Broadway.com to gush about the Palladinos, shooting with Lorelai herself and getting professional with Borle. Read more
We knew that self-proclaimed Gilmore Girls “super fan” Sutton Foster had a part in the Netflix revival, but initially she simply said that her experience was “beyond.” (Like, of course.) “I’m a super fan from the couch suddenly invited to the set,” Foster told Vulture at Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon, presented by Lifetime, on Friday. “It was definitely surreal.” As for her character, she told us that she’s just a gal trying to make the big time. “I can tell you that her best gig that she’s gotten so far in life is the lead in the Stars Hollow musical,” said Foster. “So, she’s a struggling actress.” (Is there any other kind?)
Show tunes and Stars Hollow? Um, yes, please.
EW can exclusively reveal that Tony Award-winning Fun Home composer Jeanine Tesori has written the score for a musical that will be featured in the third Gilmore Girls movie (tentatively titled “Summer”) that will stream on Netflix later this year.
Gilmore exec producers Amy and Dan Sherman-Palladino have written the lyrics to the production that will be performed by Bunheads’ Sutton Foster, Smash’s Christian Borle, and Disaster!’s Kerry Butler.