'Younger' actress Sutton Foster gets emotional talking about adoption and help from co-star Peter Hermann
Along with her husband Ted Griffin, Foster, back in 2017, adopted a baby girl, Emily Dale. It turns out the credit goes to Hermann, her co-star from Younger.
On screen, 'Younger' co-stars Sutton Foster and Peter Hermann's chemistry is on fire, especially with the last season ending on an emotional high. But in real life, the two are just colleagues from work, who talk regular things and help each other out with life-altering decisions like adopting a baby.
“Peter’s a huge reason why we found our daughter,” Foster, who brought the spirited character of Liza to life in all five seasons of the TV Land show told People during a recent interview. The actress even had to control her emotions at one point, as she dished about her life off-screen and the addition to her family.
Along with her husband Ted Griffin, Foster, back in 2017, adopted a baby girl, Emily Dale. And as it turns out the credit goes to none other than Hermann, the rather charming Charles Brooks from 'Younger'. “I met my husband later in life and there are many ways to have a family. And when we started approaching the road towards adoption, he’s the guy we talked to,” she added referring to her co-star.
“We basically followed in your footsteps,” the 43-year-old actress, who walked down the aisle for the second time in 2014 explained, speaking of Hermann. Now almost 15-months-old, welcoming a daughter into her life has indeed shaken things up for the TV star.
“I feel feelings I’ve never felt before. I smile sometimes so hard I feel like my face is gonna explode,” Foster says adding, “I definitely wear more sweatpants, not that that’s anything really new, but I do own more now.”
While being a new mum seems to be working out just fine for the actress, there's a lot happening on the professional front too with 'Younger' returning for a fifth season and getting renewed at the same time for season 6.
Created by Darren Star, the romedy stars Foster as Liza who keeps her real age a secret until her relationship with some of the closest people began to spiral out of control.
Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Nico Tortorella, and Hermann also co-star with season 5 premiering Tuesday at 10 pm EST.
With regards to season 5, the Tuesday episode picks up on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace and the series turns the spotlight onto Charles and Liza's relationship. Any boss-employee engaging in a sexual relationship is frowned upon in most offices and the duo despite knowing work rules try to skirt around it. The duo is shown to be handling the situation in a frank and honest conversation setting the tone for meaningful insight into the #MeToo movement.