When your entire life is based on a lie, how long can that continue? For the stars of TV Lands Younger, it might be some time yet. Based on Pamela Redmond Satrans novel, Younger centers on Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a newly divorced 40-year-old mother who attempts to get herself out of debt and start her life anew by posing as a 26-year-old to land a job. The show is ramping up for its fourth season and apparently the age deception will continue.
As the show progresses, the lie doesnt become the most important piece of the show, creator and EP Darren Star said at Deadlines The Contenders Emmys event Sunday. But the lie continues because of the value put on the perception of being that young and how important it is to her work. Work is the most important thing to her, and shell do anything to feel her value again and doesnt want her age to be a barrier to that. So as long as her true age stands in the way of her work, shes going to have to continue to lie.
Miriam Shor, who plays Lizas boss Diana, addressed ageism in the workplace with heavy irony. It was a really good acting exercise to try and come up with those feelings, she laughed. As a woman, I really havent experienced that.
Carrying on the deception might prove tricky, however, as Josh (Nico Tortorella) was spurned by Liza in the Season 3 finale. Since he knows the truth, will he keep her secret?
Josh just wants to spend his life with this woman he loves, and hes put so much into this relationship, Tortorella said. Hes been lying with her for so long, so well see. After this, its definitely going to be a little bit harder.