Does Charles make a choice between Liza and Pauline by the end of the season? Who is your personal pick?
My personal pick for the show is that complications are great. (Laughs.) If I weren’t on the show and I were watching it, which I would, that’s what I would want. I would yearn for it all to be solved, but in the same way that the snack that you’re not supposed to have in the refrigerator, like, “Yeah, I want that one.” I would yearn for more complications in that way.
You’ve also had to film some steamy sex scenes -- albeit dream sequences -- this season with Sutton. What was that like?
It’s good to do those scenes with someone that you get along with and the director was fantastic. There was such a great spirit on the set and before any of those scenes, Sutton and I would look at each other and we’re like, “All right, here we go.” And then you dive in and hope that you put a team together.
Fashion is also a big part of the show. How excited do you get when you see the suits that you’ll be wearing?
I always want to wear them home and wear them to bed. [Costume designer] Jacqueline Demeterio is absolutely remarkable. My suits are probably a little weirded out by me because I touch them a lot.
Are we ever going to see Charles super casual on a lazy Sunday in a raggedy T-shirt and sweatpants?
That’ll be season 17.
Charles is often really serious on the show. How often do you break character and what causes you to laugh the most?
When I go, I really, really go. There was one moment where, at the hygge party [in the second episode of the season, “Getting’ Hygge With It”], I just completely went to pieces. And I was also wearing the hottest sweater ever. Everyone thinks it’s funny for five minutes, but when you still can’t get it together an hour later and you have sweat tears on the side of the set because everything is so preposterously funny, but you’re getting the death stare from the first A.D., like, “Dude, we gotta go.” The problem is then that makes it even funnier, but we somehow got through it. I’m working with Miriam [Shor] and with Sutton and with Hilary [Duff] -- you try working with Miriam and her doing one of those small sublime gestures and try keeping a straight face. It’s impossible.
Younger airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.