How important is it for Liza to reveal the truth about her age to Charles, especially if they do seriously explore a relationship of some sort?
I think it’s important for her, especially if they become intimate and they take their relationship to another level. She almost revealed it to him this season. The writers are clever, unless something happens where she can’t -- yes, he’s her boss; god, it’s so complicated! I do think it’s important. Even though Liza is lying, I don’t think she’s a liar. In her core and her truth, she’s a really decent, good person and this isn’t what she anticipated going into this charade. Now, she’s like, “Oh sh*t, how do I navigate all of this?” If things do move forward with Charles, I think he needs to know and how he finds out, we’ll see.
What was the coolest part about filming on location in Ireland?
Just like New York plays a character in the show, it was the same way with Ireland. We shot there for four days and it was awesome; I’d never been to Ireland before. It’s interesting, to get the bedroom scene with Liza and Josh, we needed to be somewhere else. We needed to be out of New York, far away in a distant land. Magical things happen when you get people out of their comfort zone, and it was very, very cool that we got to do that.
A Kelsey-Josh romance was briefly explored this season. Is that nipped in the bud for good? What is your opinion on that pairing?
I don’t know! I guess that could come back. It doesn’t feel right to me, but that could be my own jealousy of “He’s mine!” I don’t ultimately see that relationship. I appreciated them exploring it, I thought it was interesting and I liked how they handled it. I see them as friends, I don’t see them more than that, but again, I could be wrong.
Have you broached the idea with creator Darren Star of tapping into your Broadway talents and doing a Younger musical episode or number?
One of the things that I told Darren when we first met was no singing. I don’t think Liza can sing, I really don’t think she has any hidden talents. We joke around and we sing a lot when the cameras aren’t rolling. For me, it’s been really great to have a job where I’m not breaking out in song and dance. It’s been really fun to explore a character who doesn’t sing, but we’ll see. We might have to do something behind the scenes for a Younger musical. (Laughs.) But I don’t know if it’ll be a part of the storyline.
Younger returns in 2018 on TV Land.