The new season of TV Lands wildly addictive Younger premieres tomorrow night. Based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name, the Darren Star-created series follows 40-year-old divorce Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), who must lie about her age to rejoin the publishing industry after raising her teenage daughter. Once shes hired, Liza begins to live the life of a 26-year-old, complete with a new millennial gal pal, Kelsey (Hilary Duff), and a sexy tattoo artist boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella). All with the help of her 40-year-old best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), who happens to live in a hip Brooklyn apartment.
At the end of season one, Liza revealed her secret to Josh. Though he initially broke things off out of anger over her lies, the season finale ended with the duo agreeing to start fresh by sitting down for a cup of coffee. Meanwhile, Lizas daughter Caitlin (Tessa Albertson) was preparing to arrive in Brooklyn.
How will Liza tell her daughter that shes been moonlighting as a 20-something? Will Josh take her back? And how can she keep her secret to herself when more and more people know the truth? Before we tune in to find out tonight, we posed some of those burning questions to Tortorella, the shows resident heartthrob.
When we come back [for season two], Josh knows Liza is 40, he says. Now were just trying to figure out if this relationship has feet to stand on.
He says Josh, who often acts as the shows moral compass, will grapple with the subterfuge. He has been trying to deal with the fact that shes still lying to everybody else, and I think for Joshwho has lived this very authentic lifehes really struggling to figure out what this relationship means to him.
Sutton Foster and Nico Tortorella
And while Josh is unsure of his feelings for Liza, theres no denying the chemistry between Tortorella and Foster. Its crazy! he says laughing. We genuinely love each other.
Ditto the rest of the cast. Ive worked on a ton of other projects and theres always one person who has an ego, he says. But [on Younger] we show up,we do good work and we have a good time.