BY DONNA FREYDKIN
There's something innately appealing about going back in time and getting the chance for a do-over. Just ask Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony winner for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Anything Goes," who gets to do just that on the series "Younger," airing Wednesdays on TV Land. "There's probably a guy I wouldn't have dated," says Foster. "I say that, but that relationship taught me something."
The show, a hit with critics, has already been renewed for a third season. "We have two in the can and one to go," says Foster. "I feel like it was a slow burn. It's a sweet rom-com and it's about women having careers and relating to one another. There's a sweetness to it that I think people are attracted to."
Foster plays a divorced mom who lies about her age to land a job in publishing and befriends a coworker in her 20s (Hilary Duff). And while as Liza, she gets to climb the corporate ladder while keeping her age a secret, "I have no desire to go backwards. I'm a forward-thinking person," says Foster.
She has an equally relaxed attitude about her birthdays.
"Sutton, myself, I was thinking about this a lot. There are also things I've never really thought about before. I primarily grew up in the theater. And now I'm one of the older people in the room," says Foster. "Dealing with my own growing older, and turning 40 and what that means -- as far as my relationship with my own age -- I feel like I have more life experience. I look in the mirror and yes I'm getting older and I'm totally cool with that."
As for plastic surgery: "Never say never to anything but I have no desire to go down that road right now," she says. "I wasn't hired for a pretty face. What I hope, and what I think is already happening with my career, is that I can gracefully ride this wave. I'll be 41 in March. My career is better than it's ever been."
Here's a look at her costar Duff through the years.