That Time Sutton Foster Made a Fake Résumé to Try to Get a Part in Rent

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In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society premiere of her show Tuesday night, we couldn't help but ask if she's ever lied to get a job. Turns out, early in her career, she auditioned for a tour of Rent that wanted people with no experience, so she fibbed a bit to seem green. "I got a photo strip of myself from a photo booth," Foster says. "I sang along with a cassette tape [of] Janis Joplin. And I made up like a fake résumé." She got called back until the very end, but didn't get the part. "So it didn’t ultimately work, but it did get me in the door."