It was a top five career experience,” Sutton Foster tells Playbill unequivocally.
The star who earned her big break as Thoroughly Modern Millie isn’t talking about that Tony-winning Broadway performance or her second win as Reno Sweeney in the 2011 revival of Anything Goes, or any of the incredible roles she’s originated on Broadway—from Jo in Little Women to Janet Van De Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone. (Though, to be fair, she didn’t say those weren’t in her top five.) But in this instance, Foster refers to her stint as The Baker’s Wife in this past summer’s Into the Woods at the Hollywood Bowl. “The really, really special ones last three shows,” she says with a laugh.
Sutton Foster is more than a triple threat — she’s not only a two-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer and dancer who stars in TV Land’s Younger, she’s also the proud mom of daughter Emily Dale.
“Life with her is just pretty amazing,” Foster tells PEOPLE exclusively of her little girl. “Two is a fun age. She’s just an incredible little human being.”
The star has a lot on her plate. But, thanks to help from family, friends and coworkers, she makes it work, often bringing Emily to various sets — including the set of the commercial for her new brand partnership with Lactaid (which is 100 percent real milk, just without the lactose).
Age is just a number. At least that’s the motto of Sutton Foster, who stars as Liza on the TV Land series Younger. At 43, the actress portrays a 40-year-old divorcee who shaves more than a decade off her age so she can snag a job in the millennial-centric world of publishing. But while she’s having a blast reliving her youth on screen, Foster wouldn’t dare tiptoe back in time. “My life, in my opinion, has never been better. I’m super excited about what’s ahead,” she says.
Not only is the two-time Tony Award-winning actress enjoying her detour from Broadway into the world of television, she’s loving her latest role as mom to 15-month-old Emily, who she and screenwriter husband Ted Griffin adopted last year.
Parade caught up with Foster to discuss switching from stage to TV, waiting till her 40s to become a mother and finding beauty in embracing her imperfections.
In this Q&A with Younger’s Foster and Peter Hermann, the two-time Tony winner reveals the show that reduced her to sobs and just what makes the chemistry between their on-screen personas so intense.
[…] At the end of the day, Younger (from the creator of Sex and the City) is about its leading lady and the power and necessity of indestructible friendship. We caught up with Foster and her co-star Peter Hermann to talk about their characters’ palpable chemistry, the allure of Liza and Charles, the theatre they’ve been enjoying while filming in New York, and unforgettable theatrical experiences.