“As a woman, what is your feeling about aging and so you worry it will affect you career,” a TV critic asked Hilary Duff this afternoon at Winter TV Press Tour 2015. Duff’s in TV Land’s new series Younger; the Darren Star-created comedy stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old, suddenly single mom who tries to get back into the working world but find it’s nearly impossible at her age. So she gets a makeover to look 26 again — and lands a job as an assistant. Duff plays a twentysomething co-worker who helps Liza along, Debi Mazar plays Liza’s best pal, and Miriam Shor is Liza’s boss.
“Oh my gosh! I’m 27!” Duff exclaimed, taken aback by the question. She did acknowledge she’s been working since she was 11.
“You’re 2?!” gasped Star, joking he’d been told she was 25. Duff said he’d lied to get the job.
The series, Duff insisted, is “embracing age — even though there’s a lie going on.”
“There’s like common ground,” she continued, warming to her theme. All the characters in the show are “helping each other get through the bumps in the road at every age.”
“My personal view on it is I hope as I age I continue to embrace it and enjoy what it brings to me,” Duff said sweetly.
Then Mazar threw some cold water on the moment, explaining that was easier to pull off before IMDb.