Season 4 of television’s Younger is well under way, and every Wednesday night viewers get to see what sorts of complications Sutton Foster’s Liza gets into as more and more people learn the truth about her age. (She’s a 41-year-old living as a 27-year-old—a ruse that started as a way for her to re-enter the workforce despite having taken years off to raise her daughter.)
But aside from Foster and theatre star Miriam Shor (see the original Hedwig and the Angry Inch), theatre fans have another reason to tune in: actor Molly Bernard’s scene-stealing Lauren. Written as a bit part on the TV Land series from Sex and the City creator Darren Star, Bernard was bumped up to a series regular in Season 2, and her charisma has only gotten bigger and more magnetic as the show continues.
When not on the Younger set, the actor has also been playing younger Shelly (a.k.a. younger Judith Light) on Transparent and working with SITI Theatre Company.
Bernard swung by the Playbill offices to talk about secrets on set, working with her idols (Kathy Najimi plays her Younger mom), and what she hopes to see as the series marches on. In the video above, the actor shares her top 5 tips for nailing the scene, whether on the stage or on the screen.
Tune in Wednesdays at 10 PM ET for new episodes of Younger on TV Land or catch up on past seasons on TVLand.com and Hulu.