Do You Wish You Were "Younger?"
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Of course you're happy how your life turned out. You love your family, and every mixed-up, crazy decision you made so far led up to you bringing your amazing children into the world. But what if you were offered a do-over—an opportunity to go back to that carefree time in your life when you were first starting a career, picking up dates at local bars, and sleeping in on weekends. Would you go back?
That's the decision 40-year-old Liza has to make in TV Land's new sitcom "Younger," starring Sutton Foster, Debi Mazar, and Hilary Duff, and created by Sex and the City's Darren Star. In order get back into the working world she left behind when her daughter was born, newly single mom Liza (played by Foster) poses as a 26 year old recent college grad. (Lying about your age on your résumé is easier than explaining those gap years as a SAHM, apparently.)
The show airs 10 p.m. (ET) Tuesdays starting March 31, but I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of the pilot at the 92Y in Manhattan. Even though I don't have kids and am already 25 years old, the show got me thinking about what I would do. Watching my life basically play out on the screen—as a fake 26 year old Liza works as an assistant in publishing (been there) and speaks in hashtags (#sorrynotsorry)—I think I'm OK with enjoying my 20s while I'm in them, and then moving on.
Sutton Foster agrees. After the screening, the actress, known for her work on Broadway and ABC Family's Bunheads, told the audience that she wouldn't go back to her 20s if she could. "Even all the bad stuff that happened in my 20s—all of that was necessary to get me to where I am today, so I don't know if I would go back and change anything," she says. "The only thing I would say is I wouldn't care so much about what other people thought and I would have more inner confidence."
Would you go back if you could? Let us know in the comments.
Melissa Bykofsky is the associate articles editor at Parents who covers millennial trends, entertainment, and pop-culture. Follow her on Twitter @mbykofsky.
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