PLAYBILL BRIEF ENCOUNTER With Sutton Foster; Catching Up With the Broadway and "Bunheads" Star

By Kenneth Jones
08 Sep 2012

Foster with "Bunheads" castmates Emma Dumont and Julia Goldani Telles.
Photo by Adam Taylor

I wonder what kind of reaction you're getting from viewers. What kind of fan mail do you get? Do you get a range of responses from kids to 40-year-old people?
SF: Yeah… I guess the only gauge I have is that I joined Twitter [@sfosternyc], which I was so "anti" about, but then I was like, "Oh, I should just do it." I only tweet about food and silly things, but it's really fascinating because I get a lot of response on Twitter, and I'm always looking at the type of people who write me on there, and it is such a variety. There's a lot of teenagers, obviously, but then there's a lot of like men and older women — it's like all over the map, which is kind of cool. It's obviously on a network that's geared toward teenagers, like young women, teenage girls, but it's exciting that people beyond that are responding and enjoying it. And, I think it's really cool.

I have to confess that I had never watched ABC Family until this series, so I had a specific expectation of what the content would be, and it's remarkably grownup. It's not a teen soap opera or after-school special. "Sophisticated" is what I mean.
SF: Yeah. I think so, too.