Tonight is the season 4 premiere of Younger on TV Land, and according to Hilary Duff, it may be a “stressful” ride. In a recent interview with AOL, Duff discussed some of the more dramatic elements of this season. “There’s a lot more conflict,” she explained. “We all have had rough patches with each other. So it’s a little more stressful. We still have fun, and there’s still the funny, crazy moments, but it’s a lot more real this season […] there are some repairs to be made.”
At the end of last season, Sutton Foster’s Liza came clean about her lies and what she’s been hiding. Duff tells AOL that Kelsey’s reaction will be emotional. “It’s a little bit of a rollercoaster… At first she’s shocked, then it’s hurt, then it’s anger. So, it was three clear stages of that and she doesn’t know how she will react. It all happens together in an authentic way.”
Read on to learn more about the cast of the show.
Sutton Foster as Liza Miller
Sutton Foster is a household name, best known for her work on the Broadway stage, and for receiving two Tony Awards for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical– one for her 2002 role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and another in 2011 for her work in Anything Goes. Her other Broadway credits include Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, and Violet.
Foster has also held a number of roles in television series. On ABC Family, she played the leading role in Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. She’s also had appearances in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, The Good Wife, Elementary, and Psych, among others. On the big screen, she’s appeared in Mired, Gravy, The Nobodies, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, and Just In Case.
Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters
Actress Hilary Duff got her start in the business as a young girl, and is best known for her hit Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire.
After working for several years on the Disney Channel, Duff went on to work on an album. In 2003, she released her second studio album, Metamorphosis, which achieved critical and commercial success and sold over 3 million copes in the US.
In 2009, she forayed into independent films, appearing in War, Inc, According to Greta, and Bloodworth. In 2014, Duff signed with RCA Records, and released her fifth studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out.
Debi Mazar as Maggie
Debi Mazar is a well-known actress, who has played roles in critically-acclaimed films like Goodfellas, Singles, and Batman Forever. She’s also known for her role as press agent Shauna Roberts on HBO’s Entourage.
Mazar is married to Gabriele Concos, with whom she has two children.
Miriam Shor as Diana Trout
Miriam Shor is a film, stage, and TV actress who is best known for her work in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
The actress was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and in 2000, she starred in the sitcom Then Came You, which didn’t last too long. In 2006, she appeared in the ABC comedy Big Day opposite Marla Sokoloff and Wendie Malick. In 2012, Miriam booked the role of Cricket Caruth-Reilly in ABC’s GCB, along with Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Aspen, Marisol Nichols, and Leslie Bibb.
Nico Tortorella as Josh
Nico Tortorella is an actor and model who’s known for his roles in Scream 4, The Following, and ABC Family’s Make It or Break It.
In 2009, Tortorella got his break break when the CW ordered a 13-episode season of The Beautiful Life: TBL. The show was cancelled following the show’s second episode premiere. Later that year, Tortorella was cast in the fourth Scream, and played the role of Trevor Sheldon. In 2016, he started his own podcast, The Love Bomb,/em>. In a 2016 interview with Vulture, the actor revealed that he is bisexual.
Peter Hermann as Charles Brooks
Peter Herman is an actor, producer, and writer, and is married to actress Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order: SVU.
Herman graduated from Yale University and has held recurring roles on shows like Guiding Light, the ABC Family show Beautiful People, and Lifetime’s original series Angela’s Eyes. He’s also held a recurring on SVU as Trevor Lanagan.
Molly Bernard as Lauren Heller
Molly Bernard is an American actress, best known for playing Lauren Heller on Younger. Bernard starred in the comedy drama Play It Forward in 2000 with Kevin Spacey and Haley Joel Osment.
She graduated from Skidmore College, and earned an MFA from Yale School of Drama.