When Molly Bernard
-- a newcomer at the time, with a few TV credits to her name -- was first cast on Younger
, it was only to be in a handful of scenes. In fact, her audition -- just six lines -- involved a discussion about Liza’s (Sutton Foster
) lower body landscaping. But the locker room scene served as an early indication of what Darren Star
’s creation would excel best at: multigenerational female bonding and a frank depiction of sexuality. Eventually, the TV Land
series would feature moments like tram sex, with Hilary Duff
’s character, Kelsey, in an outrageous encounter over Roosevelt Island, and more of Bernard as the scene-stealing Lauren, a pansexual, sex-positive millennial publicist and friend to Liza and Kelsey.
Over the course of the series, Lauren would introduce her friends to the “bad pancake” dating theory, host her own bat mitzvah, convince Liza to sell her used panties and often run away with